Bangladeshi youth gunned down by miscreants in NY

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Desk report, June 09: A Bangladeshi youth was killed and another injured by unidentified miscreants at the Flatbush area of Brooklyn in New York on Thursday.The deceased was identified as Ariful Yeakub Rony, hailing from Daganbhuiyan upazila in Feni.

According to witnesses, four men were involved in an argument in front of an apartment building at 550 Ocean Avenue. Rony was shot at one point and another man with Rony was stabbed. The miscreants then fled.

After the incident was reported an ambulance brought Rony to the Kings County Hospital’s Emergency Room, where doctors declared him dead.

The other victim was taken to the Maimonides Medical Centre for treatment. His identity could not be known.

Rony’s uncle, Farhad Hossain, said Rony was paying for an education by driving a taxi. The family does not know why he went to the apartment building or who the man with him was.