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Two men killed in drive-by shooting near Kennedy, NYPD says

NYPD officers investigate a drive-by shooting Friday morning

NYPD officers investigate a drive-by shooting Friday morning near Kennedy Airport that left two men dead and a woman and young child injured inside a vehicle, an NYPD spokeswoman said. Credit: Neil Miller

NYPD officers responding to a 911 accident call Friday morning near Kennedy Airport found two men shot and a woman and young child injured inside a vehicle, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

The NYPD said the two men, both shot in the torso, were transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Richmond Hill, Queens, where both were pronounced deceased.

The woman and child, neither of whom were shot, were taken another hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash, the NYPD said.

Police said the incident is being investigated as a drive-by shooting and said it was reported at 11:48 a.m. Police said the scene was located on International Airport Center Boulevard near Brookville Boulevard. Police said subsequent to the two males inside the vehicle being shot the vehicle crashed, but is not believed to have struck any other vehicles. Additional details of the shooting have not been released.

Nassau County police subsequently issued an advisory to local motorists to avoid the area, saying roads are closed for the investigation. The roads reopened around 5:15 p.m. Friday, Nassau police said.

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