Gunman Murders Father of Two in Astoria

By Ilija Sekulovski

An Astoria father was shot dead in Astoria yesterday, and his killer is still on the loose.


The shooting occurred around 5:00 p.m. at the Astoria Houses, near 2-10 Astoria Boulevard.


It’s unclear what provoked the attack, but witnesses say the heard multiple shots – as originally reported by Channel 7 News.


The man shot was 42 year old Sean Overton – that father of a four year old daughter, and two year old son. He was shot outside his apartment building, after speaking with a friend.


Overton was transported to Mount Sinai hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


Police are still looking for both a shooter and a motive.

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