Police seek 4 suspects in shooting death that marked NYC's first homicide of 2021

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The suspects police are searching for. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for four people in connection with a shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead and two others wounded in Queens early Friday morning.

Officers responding to a 911 call around 1:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day found three men shot in front of the Umbrella Hotel, near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 82nd Avenue, in Kew Gardens, police said.

One of the victims, identified by police as Robert Williams, 20, of Queens, was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said. His death marked New York City's first homicide of 2021.

A 40-year-old man who was shot in the torso, arms and legs was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Another 20-year-old man, who was shot in the leg, was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, where he was listed in stable condition, the NYPD said.

Police on Friday evening released photos of four suspects wanted in connection with the shootings. An investigation is ongoing.

The city saw four other shootings in the early hours of Jan. 1 as well, the NYPD said.