Cops: man shot outside Baldwin club dies

A man shot in the chest outside a Baldwin club early Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 4:17 a.m., police said. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

A 22-year-old man who was shot in the chest early Saturday morning outside a club in Baldwin has died, Nassau police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 4:17 a.m., police said.

Police said he was one of two men shot at 3:41 a.m. in front of Love Jones Cafe & Lounge on Grand Avenue.


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The other victim, 39, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released, police said.

The name of the slain man was withheld pending notification of his family.

A police spokeswoman said the shooting was not believed to be gang-related.

Police didn't know whether whether the victims had been in the club prior to the shooting, the spokeswoman said. Neither victim was armed at the time of the shooting, and as of Saturday evening, there were no suspects.

An employee who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

Yolette Fanfan, who has owned the Grand Avenue building for 12 years, called it a good neighborhood and said club management and patrons are "respectful."

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

With Mackenzie Issler

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