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Man shot in Astoria liquor store


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

A 37-year-old Astoria resident was fatally shot in a liquor store on the evening of Saturday, April 7.

Skaka Ryan was in the shop, located at 24-04 34th Avenue, at roughly 7 p.m. when he was shot in the torso and left leg by an unidentified gunman.

Police arrived on the scene following a 911 call, and the victim was transported to Astoria General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

No arrests have been made, and police are still investigating the motive and searching for the suspect. The NYPD has yet to release a description of the shooter.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown was on the scene of the incident and said he believed the shooting was prearranged.