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2 men dead in Coney Island shooting: police

Posted: 11:01 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 09:12:26-04

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Two men were fatally shot in Coney Island late Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Police responded to a 911 call just after 10 p.m. of two men shot outside a house on West 19th Street, near Neptune Avenue, just blocks away from the Coney Island Boardwalk, officials said.

A police source told PIX11 that people heard a loud argument just before hearing shots ring out on the residential street.

Upon arrival, officers found a 27-year-old man shot in the abdomen and a 38-year-old man shot in the head, police said.

Police told PIX11 that neither of the men lived at the home.

Both victims were pronounced deceased at the hospital, authorities said.

The shooter fled in an unknown direction and there are no arrests at this time, according to the NYPD.

A large contingent of officers were on the scene gathering evidence into early Wednesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Correction: This story initially reported the shooting took place after 11 p.m., per original police information.