Cops find one man dead, two injured from unclear cause in Bensonhurst apartment, investigation ongoing

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One man was found dead and two others injured in a Bensonhurst apartment building on Wednesday afternoon.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police officers are investigating after they found one man dead and two others injured in a Bensonhurst apartment complex on July 12.

According to an NYPD spokesperson, officers responded to a call just after 11 a.m. to find a 38-year-old unconscious male inside an apartment at 1551 71st Street. He was soon pronounced dead on the scene.

Along with the deceased, cops also discovered one 36-year-old man who was conscious but needed medical attention, and a 26-year old-man who was unconscious. The cause of the death and injuries was not immediately clear. 

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Cops found the three men on the third floor of the building. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Emergency personnel transported both men in stable condition to a Maimonides Medical Center. A police spokesperson said the investigation is still ongoing, and the Brooklyn Evidence Collection Team was on the scene of the crime as the afternoon unfolded.

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