Man shot early Sunday; second fatal shooting in Queens over weekend


| tcullen@queenscourier.com |

Photos by Robert Stridiron
Photos by Robert Stridiron

On Sunday, January 6, a man was shot and killed outside the Flavor Lounge in Richmond Hill.

A man was shot multiple times and killed early Sunday outside of the Flavor Lounge on Hillside Avenue – becoming the second fatal shooting in Queens over the weekend.

Police said they found Kwasi Olatunji, 36, outside of the establishment around 3:30 a.m. with several gunshot wounds to the torso. EMS transported Olatunji to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim, 27, was taken to the hospital for a stab wound to the leg. The stab victim is in stable condition, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.


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