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NYC SHOOTINGS: Man slain on Brooklyn street, two wounded in East Harlem dispute

File photo by Todd Maisel

Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in Brooklyn and a dispute that turned violent and left two men shot and wounded in East Harlem on Tuesday night.

Cops said the homicide happened at about 11:27 p.m. on Dec. 15, with a 39-year-old man fatally shot in the chest in front of a Cypress Hills, Brooklyn residence.

Officers from the 75th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call, found the victim unconscious and unresponsive near a home on Cleveland Street, steps away from Fulton Street. Responding EMS units rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have withheld the victim’s identity, pending family notification.

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

The deadly shooting happened hours after two men were wounded in a shooting stemming from a street dispute in East Harlem.

Law enforcement sources said the gunfire erupted at about 6:21 p.m. on Dec. 15 in front of a grocery store on 3rd Avenue near East 108th Street.

According to police, the two victims were shot after getting into an argument with two suspects, described only as Hispanic men who were seeing fleeing on foot after the shots rang out.

Officers from the 23rd Precinct found the two victims in front of the location. A 23-year-old man took bullets to his buttocks and left leg, while a 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot.

Paramedics brought them to Harlem Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Meanwhile, cops in the Bronx have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 46-year-old man who was found shot to death inside a home on Monday night.

Members of the 47th Precinct discovered the victim, unconscious and unresponsive, at a resident on Carpenter Avenue near 225th Street in Williamsbridge at about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 14. 

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

An autopsy revealed that the unidentified man had sustained a gunshot wound to his head.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information regarding any of the shootings 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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