FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — Two were killed in a double shooting in Queens Tuesday afternoon, police said.
It happened around 2:15 p.m. at a house in the vicinity of Deerfield Road and Beach 29th Street in Far Rockaway, authorities said.
A 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man, later identified as Jamel Jordan, were shot, according to police. They were both taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, authorities said.
Jordan’s death was deemed a homicide, police said.
Jordan and the teen, who was his stepson, were fighting over a gun when the firearm went off, according to police sources.
It is unclear how they both were shot and what started the argument, police sources said.
A third male who may also have been involved is being sought, according to police.
This is the latest deadly shooting amid a spike in gun violence across New York City.
Recent deadly shootings involved children. Late Monday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head in East Harlem. He died hours later. A 1-year-old boy was also fatally shot when gunfire rang out during a family barbecue Sunday night.