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Queens Chronicle

Man killed on Jamaica Avenue

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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:17 am, Thu Mar 21, 2013.

One man was stabbed to death and another was injured in what is believed to have been an assault on the two men in broad daylight on a busy stretch of Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill on March 6.

Police responded to a call of a stabbing outside 126-19 Jamaica Ave. at 3:33 p.m. and found the victim, Jose Rubio, 32, who lived at 148-48 88 Ave. in Briarwood. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, which is only a few blocks away from the scene, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A second victim, a 17-year-old Hispanic man, had minor injuries as a result of being hit in the shoulder with a rock. He refused medical attention at the scene.

Police say they believe the two were attacked by a group of men while walking along Jamaica Avenue. A motive has not yet been established.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

The stabbing oocurred less than a quarter of a mile from where a man was shot to death outside a nightclub in January.

— Domenick Rafter

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