Police: 2 men fatally shot in Coney Island, suspect at large

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CONEY ISLAND -

A search is underway for the person who shot and killed two men in Coney Island Tuesday night.

The shooting happened in front of a building on West 19th Street near the corner of Neptune Avenue around 10 p.m.

Police say they responded to a 911 call that two men had been shot.

Arriving officers say they found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest and a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Both were taken to the hospital where they were both pronounced dead.

Police say they are holding off on identifying them until both of their families have been notified.

Police say a weapon was found in a mailbox near the scene.

In the meantime, they are still searching for the shooter, but haven’t officially released any sort of suspect description.

Police tell News 12 five people were killed across the city in the last 24 hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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