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Rich Hill bar fights leave one dead, another wounded: NYPD

Police said they were called to Ross Flavor Lounge in Richmond Hill in response to reports of gunfire. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A man was shot and killed outside a Richmond Hill bar early Sunday morning and a second man was treated for a stab wound to the leg, the NYPD said.

Officers were called to Ross Flavor Lounge, which is just blocks from the 102nd Precinct, at about 3:30 a.m. in response to reports of gunfire, the NYPD said.

Kwasi Olatunji, 36, of Brooklyn, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, according to police.

Olatunji was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

When officers arrived on the scene, they also found a 27-year-old man who had been stabbed in the leg, police said.

That man was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to the cops.

Police sources told the New York Post that two separate bar fights led to the shooting and stabbing, which did not appear to be related.

The owner of Flavor Lounge, listed as Kenny Ross, told TimesLedger Newspapers that he was not at the club at the time of the incident and had no idea what happened.

But neighbors said that the watering hole is a constant problem.

“Close the place down!” one resident said. “We don’t need this here.”

The murder marked the second gun death in Queens over the weekend. Early Saturday morning, one man was killed and another wounded in a shooting outside a Jamaica bar, the NYPD said.

Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at januta@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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