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Man fatally shot on Roosevelt street, police say

Nassau County police investigate after a man

Nassau County police investigate after a man was shot and killed in Roosevelt on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A man was fatally shot on a Roosevelt street Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.

The victim, 37, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after he was hit by gunfire on Wagner Avenue, police said.

The man, whose identity was not released, was shot at 3:45 p.m. and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician at 4:47 p.m., police said in a news release early Thursday.

Other details, including the exact location and what happened, were not immediately available Wednesday night as homicide detectives remained at the scene, police said.

But detectives could be seen going in and out of a Wagner Avenue house that has been empty for a few months and has a for-sale sign, said a neighbor, who lives across from the house and asked not to be named.

“They have it all lit up,” she said of police.

The woman said that in the early afternoon as she was working in her yard, officers went along the street to gather evidence.

“They asked me not to wet the sidewalk,” she said.

Late Wednesday night, she said she could see police examining a house window for evidence and starting up an SUV that had been parked in front of the house since Tuesday night. Police had tied yellow crime-scene tape to the door of the vehicle.

The resident said she has lived for 53 years on what she described as a peaceful street and still feels safe despite the shooting. “We were all really shocked,” she said. “Many of the people who have been here have lived here for a while. They’re good people.”

It was unclear whether there was a second scene in the investigation. Police had cordoned off a nearby intersection, Washington and Horace avenues.

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