Murder In Sheepshead – Nostrand Houses On Saturday

Nostrand Houses (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital Saturday night after taking several gunshots to his torso.

According to reports, Avery Kelly was found just after 11:00 p.m. after having been shot almost 30 times near the entrance of his apartment building at 2258 Batchelder Street in the Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses. Police told the Daily News they recovered 25 shell casings in the hallway of the building.

One reader writes in: “Just to show how self-contained the projects are, this happened 2.5 blocks from my parents’ house and they had no idea anything happened aside from the obligatory helicopters flying overhead.”

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit


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