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Police: Gomez Hurd identified as victim of fatal shooting in New Cassel

Police respond to a report of shots fired

Police respond to a report of shots fired in front of a business at 994 Prospect Ave. in New Cassel on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Credit: Paul Mazza

A New Cassel man was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting Monday night, and police said Thursday that they're trying to find his killer.

The victim, identified Thursday as Gomez Hurd, 31, died of "multiple gunshot wounds" at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow at 6:42 p.m. Monday, Nassau County police said.

Hurd had been found in front of a business on Prospect Avenue in New Cassel by officers responding to a 911 call.

An employee of a local Chinese food takeout restaurant, Mr. Chen's, said she saw the victim sitting on a bench when he was approached by four youths.

She said she heard gunshots and saw the teens run.

"I heard two gunshots outside and the next thing I know I saw him lying on the ground," the woman said Monday. "It all happened so fast."

Police have not identified any suspects -- or detailed a potential motive for the shooting.

Detectives said anyone with information could call the Homicide Squad at 516-573-7788 or Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

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