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[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Queensbridge shooting claims life of Manhattan man

A cardboard box, filled with candles and covered in handwritten messages, was set up as a makeshift memorial for Francisco Leal. Photo by Christina Santucci
TimesLedger Newspapers

A Manhattan man was killed in front of a Queensbridge bodega Saturday night, police said.

Francisco Leal, 27, was found with a gunshot wound in his chest on the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue at about 9:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.

Leal was taken to Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the NYPD, and cops said the investigation is ongoing. On Monday morning, police release surveillance video, depicting a shooting suspect.

Outside the deli, a cardboard box had been set up as a makeshift memorial for Leal by Sunday afternoon. Seven lit candles had been placed inside the box, which was enscribed with messages.

“To my baby brother you know we gon ball mow,” one read.

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Anonymous from Queens Bridge War Zone says:
In my humble opinion ,This public Housing Complex Should Have Been Bulldozed Years Ago...It Breeds .Drug Dealers .Gang Members.Ect .All They Do Is Sit Around Like Monkeys Day And Night. Allways Up To No Good.In And Out Of Each Building Selling There Poison. Hiding It In There Ass Hole. Everyone Knows Who The Monkey Is In The Picture..Mayor Bloom Isnt Concerned Till A Tourist Gets Killed. And Thats Just A Matter Of Time
Feb. 4, 2013, 1:07 pm
Anonymous from Queens Bridge War Zone says:
Its Time To Bring Back The Death Penalty..Tax Payers Cant Afford To Pay For Theses Roaches. There Closing Schools.Fireing Teachers , Claim they cant pay Bus Drivers. What I Find To Be Sad, They Spend More Money Taking care of these Roaches in jail
Feb. 4, 2013, 1:25 pm
q.b says:
Cops release picture of man who was shooting at mr. Leal in newspaper they now know his name. Times ledger police blotter.
Dec. 29, 2013, 9:59 am
Cormega from Queensbridge says:
Fuk dat qb is da hood son aint no1 bulldozing —— if u aint got business in wb dont com der simple as dat i love my hood qb all day ron arteat all day mobb deep naaa oooouhhhh
April 15, 2014, 11:51 pm

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