A 17-year-old boy was killed in Higher Manhattan Friday afternoon in a broad-daylight taking pictures that despatched bystanders working for canopy, police and witnesses stated.
The chaos unfolded round 3:20 p.m. close to 148th Road and St. Nicholas Avenue in Hamilton Heights when a gunman fired a barrage of bullets on the busy road, police stated.
When first responders arrived, they discovered the 17-year-old who had been shot a number of occasions within the again, cops stated. He was transported to Harlem Hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless, police stated.
Witness Antonio Roboostoff was in his condo overlooking the scene when he heard the gunfire and appeared exterior to crowds ducking into the subway and hiding behind automobiles.
“I used to be trying exterior making an attempt to catch a beat from the day we had and I heard ‘pop-pop-pop-pop’ and I see everybody working down the road,” stated Roboostoff.
“I see individuals working down the subway and it’s similar to chaos on this road, which I’ve by no means seen earlier than. Nobody knew what was happening. It was a shock for thus many individuals.”
After the lethal taking pictures, police surrounded a close-by recording studio after receiving phrase the suspected shooter could have barricaded himself inside the placement, police and sources stated.
Authorities remained on the scene for a number of hours, however after they lastly gained entry to the studio in direction of dusk, no one was there, cops stated.
Sources stated investigators could have acquired a false tip, or the suspect may have fled out the again of the constructing.
No arrests had been made by late Friday.
One other witness, Will Smith, stated he’s by no means felt unsafe within the space.
“That is unusual [for this neighborhood],” he stated. “I’m shocked to say the least.”