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Indian American Teen Shot and Killed Body Dumped on Street
Jay Chandrakant Patel is from Olpad city near Surat, Gujarat
QUEENS, NY — A young Indian American man was found shot and killed in Queens Wednesday, with his body left dumped along the street in a quiet residential neighborhood, police said.
Cops believe that the body of 19-year-old Jay Patel was dropped on 268th Street near 82nd Avenue in Floral Park around 1 p.m. Wednesday after he was shot somewhere else. Neighbors said a woman walking her dog saw two people toss a body on the sidewalk near a home in the area, then quickly take off.
Surveillance video captured a car — a red Toyota Camry — that police think the two suspects responsible fled in as it sped away. It was unclear where the car was heading.
Those who live in the area saw first responders rushing to help, and one local resident tried to perform CPR himself, neighbors say.
Teen Shot Then Body Dumped on Queens Street[NY] Teen Shot Then Body Dumped on Queens Street
The quiet Floral Park neighborhood was shocked when a 19-year-old man was shot and killed, with his body left along the street. Police believe he was shot elsewhere and brought to the Queens location. NBC New York’s reports.(Published Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019)
Police who were first on the scene found Patel, who lived just a few blocks away, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The Nassau Community College student was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Jay Chandrakant Patel is from Olpad city near Surat, Gujarat settled in US since last 15 years.
An investigation into Patel’s death is ongoing, as police are not sure where the victim may have initially been shot, who did it and why.