Chelsea shooting leaves man dead, another injured: cops

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Two men were shot in Chelsea late Tuesday night.
Photo by Dean Moses

One man was killed and another was seriously injured during a Chelsea shooting late on Tuesday night, police reported.

Late night diners at the nearby Chelsea Gotham Pizzeria were left in disbelief on March 8 after an unidentified gunman opened fire on the two victims at the southwest corner of West 19th Street and 9th Avenue, across from the Fulton Houses, at about 10:01 p.m. on March 8.

According to a source close to the investigation, the two men left a nearby deli and exchanged words with the shooter just prior to the shooting.

Police officers tape off the scene. Photo by Dean Moses

Officers from the 10th Precinct responded to 911 calls about the gunfire. Upon arrival, they found one victim, a 31-year-old man, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen; and the second victim, a 27-year-old man who had taken a bullet to his right arm.

EMS rushed both victims to Bellevue Hospital, where the 31-year-old man died a short time later. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.

The 27-year-old man remains at Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

Police and detectives remained on the cordoned-off scene for several hours investigating the shooting. The gunman remains at large.

Anyone with information about this shooting 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.