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Police are searching for clues in the latest murder to rock southeast Queens.

Officers responded to a 911 call around 11:20 a.m. Thursday and found a man dead in front of a house at 105th Avenue and Liverpool Street in Jamaica. The man, who some bystanders identified as Paul, was declared dead by EMS crews with a gunshot to the head, police said.

Neighbors crowded around the taped-off area of the block as investigators combed the scene.

“I just came home and saw the guy dead in the middle of the street,” said a man who lived in the house next to where the victim was found.

No suspects were named, the police could not release the identity of the 28-year-old victim and the investigation was ongoing as of Thursday evening.

A man who identified himself as Mike and as a friend of the victim, said the man lived nearby at 97th Avenue.

“I feel terrible,” Mike said after he arrived at the scene.

Southeast Queens has seen a surge of shootings over the last year, with many of the victims being shot in the head. This incident took place just two blocks from PS 50.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), text their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577 or log onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All reports will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at ipereira@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4546.

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