From the Daily News:
Detectives are investigating the mysterious death of a teenager found sprawled on a Queens sidewalk with blood pouring from his head, police said Saturday.
A passerby saw Nicholas Cordova, 17, lying lifeless on 85th Ave. in Woodhaven Tuesday evening and called 911, police said.
Cordova, who had suffered a head injury, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he remained in a coma for several days, police said. While he was hospitalized, doctors and detectives realized his head wound was caused by a bullet, police said.
Cordova, a student at the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture, died late Friday. "I was shocked," said the dead teen's uncle Donald Blinn. "At the time, no one knew he was shot."
Cordova - who was adopted - was one of 10 children living at his parents' Richmond Hill home, Blinn said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
From the NY Post:
A 17-year-old senior at the HS for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture in Queens was fatally shot in the head at point-blank range during a dispute in Woodhaven, cops said.
Nicholas Cordova was found in front of 84-27 85th Ave. at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.