NYC SHOOTINGS: Two men gunned down in two hours in Harlem and Inwood

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Two men were slain in Upper Manhattan in separate shootings early on Monday morning, police reported.

Cops are looking for the shooter who fatally gunned down a 31-year-old man in Harlem early on Monday morning.

Law enforcement sources said Tamel Jackson-Breland, 31, of Middletown, NY, was shot multiple times in the back in front of an apartment building at 230 West 140th St. just before 2:35 a.m. on June 21.

Jackson-Breland was taken by private means to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Hospital staff notified the 32nd Precinct moments after Jackson-Breland arrived at the medical center.

At this point in the ongoing investigation, police have yet to provide a possible motive for the homicide, or a description of the shooter.

About two hours later, a 34-year-old man was killed and a second man was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on them in Inwood, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the double shooting happened at about 4:48 a.m. on June 21 in front of shops along Dyckman Street off Vermilyea Avenue.

Officers from the 34th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call regarding a shooting at the location, found the 34-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive behind the wheel of a black 2018 BMW 750 sedan with a single gunshot wound to his head.

Responding EMS units pronounced him dead at the scene. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

The second victim, a 33-year-old man who was in the vehicle at the time the 34-year-old man was shot, also took a bullet to his groin, cops said. EMS brought him to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.

As with the first homicide, police sources did not have available information about a possible motive, or a description of the shooting suspect. 

So far, no arrests have been made in either case, police reported.

Anyone with information regarding either shooting 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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