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Teen, 34-year-old man dead in Queens double shooting: police

Queens shooting on July 14, 2020
Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 07:46:07-04

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — Two were killed in a double shooting in Queens Tuesday afternoon, police said.

It happened around 2:15 p.m. at a house in the vicinity of Deerfield Road and Beach 29th Street in Far Rockaway, authorities said.

A 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man, later identified as Jamel Jordan, were shot, according to police. They were both taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, authorities said.

Jordan's death was deemed a homicide, police said.

Jordan and the teen, who was his stepson, were fighting over a gun when the firearm went off, according to police sources.

It is unclear how they both were shot and what started the argument, police sources said.

A third male who may also have been involved is being sought, according to police.

This is the latest deadly shooting amid a spike in gun violence across New York City.

Recent deadly shootings involved children. Late Monday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head in East Harlem. He died hours later. A 1-year-old boy was also fatally shot when gunfire rang out during a family barbecue Sunday night.