East Harlem shooting: Man slain in public housing complex

Brooklyn shooting
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Detectives are investigating an East Harlem shooting at a public housing complex on Tuesday morning that left a 37-year-old man dead.

Police said the homicide happened at about 2:38 a.m. on Oct. 25 inside a building within the Washington Houses complex at 230 East 102nd St.

Officers from the 23rd Precinct and NYPD PSA 5, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found the unconscious victim inside a fourth-floor hallway with gunshot wounds to his head and chest.

EMS rushed him to Cornell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld the victim’s identity, pending family notification.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the murder can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.