Two Shot Dead in Apparent Murder/Suicide at Hilton Garden Inn in Queens
Police say an argument between two men in Queens, NY turned fatal when one pulled out a gun and shot the other, then apparently shot himself.
The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel near Kennedy International Airport in Queens.
Police say the two men were in a group with others when the argument broke out among six men seated in a meeting room next to the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn.
It’s not clear what sparked the fight, but police believe they were not strangers. The others in the hotel room during the shooting fled the scene, but police caught up with them and are interviewing them. Witnesses said may have been speaking Russian.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown declined to say whether the shooting was mob-related.
“We can’t really say,” Brown told reporters at the scene. “It would just be speculation at this point.”