Man shot dead in broad daylight on 7 train platform in Queens

February 03, 2019 - 3:28 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Cops are searching for two men after a man was shot and killed at a 7 train stop in Queens, police say.

The man was shot on a platform at the 90th St.-Elmhurst Avenue station in Jackson Heights on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a call of shots fired just before 1 p.m.

Officers arrived and found the man shot in the head on the platform.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene and has not yet been identified. 

Police say the shooting started as an argument on a train and ended on the southbound platform, where the victim was shot. 

Two men fled the scene after the shooting, according to police. 

The investigation disrupted service on the 7 line, with trains bypassing 90th Street in both directions.

Disturbing video posted to social media shows a scuffle before shots ring out and straphangers scramble on the platform.

Transit Chief Edward Delatorre says police have ruled out robbery as a motive. 

"It appears to just be a dispute or an altercation. We don't know why it took place," he said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.