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East Harlem man clinging to life with gunshot wound to the head


An East Harlem man was left clinging to life after a gunman shot him at least once in the head Friday night, cops said.

Police responding to a 911 call found the victim suffering a gunshot wound to the head outside the East River Houses on E. 102nd St. near First Ave. around 8:30 p.m., said police.

Medics rushed the victim to Cornell Hospital in critical condition, cops said.

A bloody baseball cap believed to have been worn by an unidentified male who was shot to his head in NYCHA's East River Houses on East 102 street on June 7, 2024. (Sam Costanza for the New York Daily News)
A bloody baseball cap believed to have been worn by an unidentified male who was shot to his head in NYCHA’s East River Houses on East 102 street on June 7, 2024. (Sam Costanza for the New York Daily News)

The shooter was spotted fleeing on a Citi Bike, according to police sources, who noted that the shooter and victim were acquaintances.

A hoodie was spotted at the scene lying in a pool of blood and investigators recovered a white Nike baseball cap with what appeared to be a bullet hole in it.

“There were two shots. Boom Boom. The guy got hit and I ran into the house,” a 52-year-old resident of the East River Houses, who declined to provide his name, told the Daily News. “Around here it’s always hot. It’s drugs and gangs. It’s crazy.”

 

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