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Queens Village Man Killed in Shooting Was Caring Dad, Friends Say

By Tuan Nguyen | July 3, 2012 12:05pm
A memorial for Travis Adams was set up outside the home of friend Rachel Bonne.
A memorial for Travis Adams was set up outside the home of friend Rachel Bonne.
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QUEENS VILLAGE — A young man who was shot and killed in Queens Village early Saturday morning was a caring father who doted on 4-year-old daughter, friends and family said Monday.

Travis Adams, 24, was found shot twice in his stomach and once in his shoulder when police responded to a 911 call at 212-14 104th Ave. at about 4:45 a.m, an NYPD spokesman confirmed. He was later pronounced dead at Long Island Jewish hospital.

A memorial for Adams was set up outside the home of Rachel Bonne, a friend of the victim's for more than 10 years. She described him as a good man and a good father to his 4-year-old girl.

"He's a good kid, always helps people," Bonne, 30, said. "He's the life of the party wherever he goes."

Friends said Adams had earlier attended a party near the corner of 215th Street and 104th Avenue, where a fight broke out.

“Two groups of young men were arguing and screaming before I heard two gun shots, ‘Bang! Bang!’ by my windows,” said Marie Dorestant, who lives next door. “And then I heard another three gun shots on 104th Avenue.”

"The crowd was just out of hand," said a woman who lives across the street and would only identify herself as Faith. "It was just too many people for a house party. You would have thought it was a block party."

It was not clear what sparked the shooting and no arrests were made.