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Queens man stabbed to death in daytime attack

The stabbing victim had gone into a pharmacy after being assaulted to ask for help.

Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Rochdale, where John Castro was found stabbed.

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A Hollis man was fatally stabbed in an assault that led him to seek help from a nearby pharmacy before dying from his injuries.

Around 12:20 p.m. on Monday, police arrived at 137-42 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Rochdale to find John Castro, 33, suffering from a stab wound to his chest, authorities reported.

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The stabbing victim had gone into a pharmacy after being assaulted to ask for help, police sources told the New York Daily News. Castro said he was stabbed, and he requested that a person inside the pharmacy call 911.

Authorities took Castro to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police stated.

While on the scene, officials found a trail of blood leading to a vehicle registered to Castro, the New York Post reported.

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There have been no arrests, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to police.


 

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