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Man dies after getting into cab, shooting himself

NEW YORK — Police say a man got into the backseat of a taxi cab and then shot himself in the head.

The New York Post reports the 30-year-old man got into the yellow taxi around 2 a.m. Sunday in the area of Amsterdam Avenue and 93rd Street.

Authorities say he pulled out a gun and shot himself.

The driver pulled over and called 911.

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