NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The death of a man in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens on Saturday may have broken a record-setting 12-day period of no murders in New York City.
Police were called around 8:35 a.m. Saturday to 141-27 77th Ave. in Queens. They found the body of an unidentified 56-year-old man in the basement of the building with head trauma.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of his death.
As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, the neighborhood has a largely Orthodox Jewish population and thus, there were few vehicles traversing the streets before sundown on Saturday.