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Man found shot dead in front of Roosevelt house, police say

The Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting

The Homicide Squad is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Roosevelt. According to detectives, First Precinct officers responded to a call for shots fired on Hudson Avenue, where they found a male had been shot; he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Nassau County homicide detectives searched Saturday for those responsible for the fatal shooting of a young man on a residential street in Roosevelt.

Police said the shooting on Hudson Avenue near Nassau Road does not appear to be random.

Officers from the First Precinct, responding to a call reporting shots fired about 10:15 p.m. Friday, found the wounded man lying in front of a house, police said.

The unidentified victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, said Det. Capt. John Azzata of the Homicide Squad.

“We don’t have any idea what he was doing on this street,” he said. “No one has come forward to report anyone missing.”

Residents on Saturday were rattled by the sound of gunshots on the normally quiet block.

One neighbor said he heard six or seven shots and rushed to a front bedroom to look out a window. He said he saw a man run to a nearby stop sign, where a car picked him up moments later.

George Kee, who has lived on the block for 47 years, also said he heard the shots.

“I’m the type that if I see something I say something,” he said. “I didn’t see anything last night — just heard the shots and called 911.”

April Abrams, a 10-year resident, said she returned home Friday night to find police swarming the block.

“I have young kids who could have been outside,” she said. “This is too close to home and scary. I think it’s time to move.”

Detectives ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.

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