UPDATED (4:58 p.m.): We’ve just posted a more accurate version of this story here: Ocean Parkway Man Sets Fire To Home, Commits Suicide.
Original post (note: there are inaccuracies in this version!):
We’ve received word that there is an all hands fire at 2281 Ocean Parkway, between Avenue W and Gravesend Neck Road. It is a two-story house, and about 60 emergency responders are on the scene, according to a tipster.
EMS is reporting that there was one person dead on the scene when they arrived, and the victim has now been removed from the scene, according to scanner reports.
UPDATE (3:42 p.m.): NYPD is now reporting that the death was from a shooting and that the gun has been recovered. A crime scene is being established. It is not yet clear if the shooting and the fire are related, but the reports are giving the same address for both incidents.
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