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One man killed, another critically injured in Queens shooting

ST. ALBANS, Queens — Police are looking for a shooter that left one man dead and another critically injured in Queens on Sunday night.

The men, who are both from Queens, were sitting in an Audi SUV on 114th Drive and 196th Street in the St. Albans section of Queens when their car was riddled with bullets at about 10:15 p.m.

Calvin Melville lives right across the street says he and his daughter were watching cartoons when gunfire broke out.

"Just heard some shots and a car drove off," Melville said.

Police say 33-year-old Donald Francis, who was sitting in the driver's seat, suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His friend, a 31-year-old man who lived nearby, was sitting in the passengers seat when he was shot in the chest and legs. He was found behind the vehicle and transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

A witness says a surveillance camera caught a dark-colored sedan speeding off and a "gentleman running behind it."

According to a friend on the scene, both men were friends and fathers. The 31-year-old has a newborn son at home.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.

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