Popped at Popeyes

Taped off: Police identified the man who was shot at this Popeye’s on Seventh Avenue on Dec. 7 as Yingguan Chen, a 67-year-old man who lived on W. Ninth Street in Bensonhurst.
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A gunman killed a guy in a Seventh Avenue restaurant in Sunset Park on Dec. 7.

Police arrived at the Popeyes near the corner of 61st Street at 9:37 pm and found the victim with gunshot wounds to the head, torso, and right arm, police reports state. Officials identified the victim as 68-year-old Yingguan Chen of W. Ninth Street in Bensonhurst.

Emergency responders transported Chen to Lutheran Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead, police said. Photos from the scene show blood-soaked napkins and a pool of blood left on a chair and table at the restaurant where Chen sat.

It is not immediately clear what motivated the slaying, law enforcement sources said.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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