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Far Rock man shot and killed days after release from prison

A memorial is set up for a 22-year-old man who was shot to death. Photo by Joe Anuta
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Friends and family of a man gunned down at Far Rockaway’s Edgemere houses gathered at a small memorial Saturday to remember him.

Candles, farewell notes, balloons and a bottle of Hennessey cognac sat outside 54-22 Beach Channel Drive, where Friday evening police said a 22-year-old man was fatally shot and a 36-year-old man wounded.

“I’m speechless,” one stunned man said, sitting in the courtyard where police responded at about 8:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired.

When cops arrived, they found the 22-year-old with a gunshot wound to the chest and the 36-year-old with a gunshot wound to the back, according to the NYPD.

The 22-year old, identified by the New York Post as Keith Gulley, was rushed to St. John’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Gulley — who had 17 prior arrests for infractions including attempted murder, possession of an ice pick and possession of drugs — was released from Five Points Correctional Facility Monday, just days before he was killed, according to the state Department of Corrections and the Post.

The 36-year-old, who according to friends and relatives was Gulley’s brother, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where cops said he was listed in stable condition.

Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at januta@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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