Two men shot to death in Harlem: shootings at liquor store and avenue | The State

Two men shot dead in Harlem: liquor store and avenue shootings

NYPD investigates both cases

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A 24-year-old man died after being shot in the head inside a liquor store in Harlem last night, hours after another man was also fatally shot on 7th Avenue in that Manhattan (NYC) neighborhood.

The latest victim was with a group at “R&C Wine & Liquor” on East 111th St near Madison Avenue around 9:40 p.m., when it blew up. an argument that escalated into violence.

“It happened so fast, in a minute,” said Yi Shy, 30, who was working at the store when the shots rang out. The clerk was helping a customer when a group of six to seven people walked in and “They started fighting, pushing each other”, declared to New York Post.

A few hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was also shot in the head and died, around 5:45 p.m., on 7th Avenue between West 132nd and 133rd streets in Harlem.

None of the victims have been identified and no arrests have been announced. According ABC News, the 44-year-old deceased had a history of multiple arrests and belonged to a gang.

Although authorities allege that overall crime has dropped in NYC, they admit that 2020 has shown an increase of almost double (95%) in shootings compared to last year, when gun violence was already on the rise.

Anyone with information on these cases should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via the page or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.


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