The shooting took place after the victim left a karaoke club.
Police have released a video showing the moments leading up to a fatal shooting that took place on a Queens street early Tuesday morning, right as the victim was getting into an Uber.
Around 2:35 a.m. on February 12th, 2019, authorities say officers responded to a 911 call about a man shot outside 131-01 Fowler Avenue in Flushing. There they found a 31-year-old man "with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body." The victim, Xin Gu, a Hunters Point resident, was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens.
Gu had just left the Shangri-La Karaoke bar and was getting into an Uber when a man wearing a mask, dark clothing, and "blue surgical gloves" fired at him.
According to the NY Post, "Gu fell to the ground and the shooter stood over him and shot him several more times in the body, the sources said." The Uber driver apparently fled after the first shots.
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