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Two men fatally shot in car in Queens hours after similar shooting nearby

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 20:58:01-04

ROSEDALE, Queens — Two men in a car parked on a Rosedale street were fatally shot on Monday night.

The shooting comes hours after a man in a car was gunned down in Laurelton, less than three miles away.

The NYPD was called to 255th Street near 149th Drive around 9:25 p.m. It’s a residential street. Police on Thursday identified the victims as Antoine Folkes, 23, and Marcellus Shields, 22. They were both shot multiple times

A description has not yet been released of the shooter.

The 21-year-old man killed in Laurelton was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and buttocks near Springfield Boulevard and 140th Avenue just before 4 p.m., officials said.

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