ASTORIA, Queens -- A man was shot by two people claiming to be UPS deliverymen with a holiday package in Queens Thursday morning.
Officials said the gunmen knocked on the victim's door at around 10:15 a.m., announced they were UPS workers and said they were there to deliver a package.
It happened at a home on 24th Street between 20th Avenue and 21st Avenue in Astoria.
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When the victim started to open the door, the so-called deliverymen kicked it open and shot him.
The 53-year-old victim was struck in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The two attackers fled the scene.
Detectives are investigating the motive for the shooting.
Fake UPS deliverymen shoot man after knocking on door in Astoria, Queens