Man shot to death outside hookah lounge in Astoria, Queens: NYPD

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ASTORIA, Queens – A 26-year-old man was shot and killed outside a hookah lounge in Queens early Monday, police said.

The shooting happened at Crystal Lounge located at 25-86 Steinway St. about 4 a.m. Monday.

The man who was shot once in the chest and leg was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe the altercation began inside the venue then escalated outside.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.