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Killer sought for gunning down man on East Harlem basketball court

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Detectives in East Harlem are looking for the perpetrator who shot a 29-year-old man to death on a basketball court on Monday night.

Law enforcement sources said the homicide happened at about 11:13 p.m. on March 29 inside Poor Richards Playground, located at the corner of East 107th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Officers from the 23rd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found the victim unconscious and unresponsive on the basketball court near East 108th Street, with a gunshot wound to his torso. 

EMS rushed him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

At this point, police sources said, detectives have not yet established a possible motive for the shooting, or a description of the suspect involved.

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

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 nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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