Feb. 14, 2019 Staff Report
Police have released surveillance video of the Feb. 12 shooting in Flushing that left a 31-year-old Long Island City resident dead at the hands of an unidentified suspect.
The video, released yesterday, purports to show the suspect lurching toward the victim, Xin Gu, as he opened the door of a car that had just pulled up outside of 131-01 Fowler Ave. at around 2:35 a.m.
The suspect, only identified by police as wearing a dark face mask and all dark clothing, appears on video to be walking on the sidewalk and passing Gu as he waits nearby for the car.
The suspect then faced Gu when he turned his back to enter the car, and immediately ran toward him with a gun. The final moment of the video show the suspect with the gun at point blank range to Gu.
Gu, whose identity was released on the afternoon of Feb. 12, lived on Center Boulevard in Hunters Point.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.