New York City Kicks Off New Year With First Homicide Shortly After Ball Dropped in Empty Times Square

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – It was moments after New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio danced the night away in a near vacant Times Square with his wife on national television.   In a city that more resembles Batman’s Gotham City than the revived New York City of just a few years ago, it wasn’t long after DeBlasio’s last dance of 2020 before the city logged its first murder of 2021.

It took just over one hour before New York City logged its first murder of the New Year.  New York’s continued murder spree continued in 2021 at 1:11 am.  Police are searching for four individuals sought in connection with a shooting murder of a 20-year-old victim in front of 124-18 Queens Boulevard.  These four individuals are being sought in connection to the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old victim on 1/1, at 1:11 AM, in front of 124-18 Queens Boulevard. Recognize them or have any info? Call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.