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Man Found Shot Dead in Apparent Suicide by Astoria Park Friday

(Dave1976 via Citizen)

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 23-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide floating in the East River yesterday, according to police.

Police discovered the man’s body after responding to a 911 call at around 6:50 p.m. that there was an individual in the water near 25-40 Shore Blvd. by Astoria Park.

Cops found the victim unconscious lying face up with a gunshot wound under his chin, police said.

The victim was removed from the water and EMS pronounced the man dead at the scene.

A Smith & Wesson firearm was found in his hand and police said they believe the man shot himself in the face intentionally, police said.

A suicide note was also found at the scene, according to police.

Police do not suspect any foul play.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit NYCWell.

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