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A man was shot in the back and killed early Monday morning after an altercation at an Ozone Park nightclub, police and witnesses said.
The 22-year-old black male, who has not been identified, was shot on 80th Street and Rockaway Boulevard about 3:30 a.m., police said, near the club Flirt where witnesses said the victim was fighting with several other individuals.
A man who did not want to give his name but lives nearby said he spoke with a Flirt employee who said the victim and two to three other men were “talking trash” and fighting inside the club before getting kicked out by a bouncer.
“Once they got out of the club, they were fighting outside,” the man said. “And I guess one guy got p---ed off enough, went back to his car or wherever, grabbed his gun and just shot the guy.”
The victim’s friends put him a car to drive him to a hospital and were pulled over by a patrol car after running several red lights, police said. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene, authorities said.
Police said they had no suspects at this time.
Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4538.
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