Police: Man killed in Inwood may have been targeted

Police say a man found shot dead near a house in Inwood Tuesday evening may been targeted.



Investigators say a female passerby spotted the man lying in shrubs on James Street at around 6:30 p.m. She then called 911. Police say the man may have been dead for a couple of hours by that time.



Capt. John Azzata, of Nassau's Homicide Squad, says he believes the victim was targeted.



"There's a possibility that he was involved in criminal activity of some kind," Azzata says. "He met someone there for some other reason. That's all under investigation."



The victim is described as a black man, possibly in his 20s. Police are still trying to identify him.



Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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