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Deadly night in NYC: 3 men shot and killed in 5 hours

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 10:30:14-04

NEW YORK — In a five-hour span in New York City, three men were shot dead in separate incidents across three boroughs from Monday night into early Tuesday, according to police.

A man was shot dead in front of a Duane Reade in Woodside on July 10, 2018. (PIX11)

The first shooting took place near the Bronx Supreme Criminal Court at about 7:35 p.m. Monday.

Police said Lee McClendon, 46, of the Bronx, was in a vehicle when a bicyclist opened fire on East 161st Street between Sherman and Morris avenues.

McClendon was sitting in a vehicle that had running windshield wipers when police arrived and found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his neck. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two hours later, police said Neyon Hamilton was gunned down in Brooklyn.

Hamilton had suffered gunshot wounds to his back, left forearm, torso, groin and left thigh when police said they found him in front of a home on East 55th Street near Church Avenue in East Flatbush.

The 25-year-old Brooklyn man was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The third deadly shooting happened in Queens at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

An unidentified man in his 40s was found with a gunshot wound to his torso in front of a Duane Reade on Roosevelt Avenue between 60th and 61st streets, police said.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in any of the three shootings.

A man in his 20s is sought in connection with the Bronx shooting, police said.

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