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Man Shot Dead in Astoria Houses Early Friday

A man was fatally shot inside the Astoria Houses NYCHA complex, pictured, early Friday (Photo via Citizen).

Feb. 11, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A man was fatally shot inside the Astoria Houses NYCHA complex early Friday.

The victim, 34, was shot once in the chest at 2-10 27th Ave. at around 1:15 a.m., police said.

Police responded to a 911 call and discovered him in a hallway on the third floor of the building with a gunshot wound.

He was transported by EMS to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending family notification.

Police, however, did say that the victim had 25 prior arrests, including an arrest for assaulting a police officer in 2013.

The New York Daily News reported that the victim was a member of a gang called the “Dream Team.” However, a police spokesperson was unable to confirm this.

There have been no arrests in relation to last night’s shooting and the investigation remains ongoing. The police spokesperson had no other information on the incident at press time.

The shooting comes as murders within the 114th Precinct, which covers Astoria and Roosevelt Island, are on the rise. There were 10 murders in 2021 compared to seven in 2020 and two in 2019, according to NYPD data.

Mayor Eric Adams is deploying plainclothes police units throughout the city this month – including in the 114th Precinct — to crack down on illegal guns and major crimes.

The victim, 34, was shot once in the chest inside 2-10 27th Ave. at around 1:15 a.m. (Google Maps)

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W.C. Bryant Owl

Rick- When were the projects ever good? I’ve been here over 55 years as well. I remember the rally’s warning us of the dangers of the city dumping those housing projects here. I had mentioned the shirts that were sold at those rallies in earlier posts but admin blocked my comment.


Difference is that today crime is more spread out in Astoria. Years ago you knew what places to avoid but that is no longer the case.

Where’s jimmy ?

Wow what a shock
Victim had multiple arrests
Tiffany Caban could not care less
Way to go voters
You condone this


The victim and suspect are textbook examples of a young men who fell through the cracks in a negligent city.

Common sense. Traditional values

It’s not the city’s job to be the parents of these young men. Parents who raise their children together, who teach their kids right from wrong, provide discipline and structure and act as positive role models.

Not everyone sees the world through fairytale eyes

@Common sense- Join us in the real world. There are parents who have unwanted children and do not want to and will not raise them properly. The prisons are exploding with them. When abortion is overturned their numbers will swell to over 1 million born every year.


This complex is fine. They don’t need cops (plainclothes or otherwise) with their racist tactics.


Dam that astoria Is out of control where are the parents. to much killing. No one really talks about the victim’s family can you just imagine what they’re going through right now in a time like this

Disband NYCHA

Jay – The guy shot was 34 with an incredibly lengthy record. No mention of age of perps. Parents are probably long out of the equation.

Concerned Citizen

such a make believe issue…

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants came to this country without knowing the language and became professionals…..all POC from places like Nigeria, Ghana, Trinidad, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Hati, Dominican Republic…Are you sure it’s not a culture problem? Why didn’t these people end up the same if it’s a “systematic” issue?


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