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Family finds Gordon Heights mechanic shot to death

A popular Gordon Heights mechanic was found shot to death inside his home Thursday. Family members went to check on 58-year-old Alvin Gatling at his Wilson Avenue home because they hadn't heard from

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2007, 2:49 AM

Updated 6,116 days ago

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A popular Gordon Heights mechanic was found shot to death inside his home Thursday.
Family members went to check on 58-year-old Alvin Gatling at his Wilson Avenue home because they hadn't heard from him since Tuesday, police said. When they arrived, authorities said the relatives discovered his body.
Investigators have not commented on a potential motive. However, neighbors said Gatling could have been the target of a robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS.


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