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Man in livery cab fatally shot by suspects on moped in Queens: NYPD

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 09:15:52-05

ELMHURST, Queens — A passenger in a livery cab was shot and killed by two suspects riding a moped in Queens early Sunday morning, police said.

The cab was stopped at a red light at Broadway and 81st Street in Elmhurst around 1:20 a.m. when the suspects rode up alongside the vehicle and the moped passenger fired multiple shots, according to police.

The 27-year-old passenger in the livery cab was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.

The driver of the cab was not injured and called police, officials said.

No arrests have been made.

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