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Man dies after being shot in stomach in East Harlem; woman also shot in leg: police

Posted: 2:40 PM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-26 15:17:50-04

EAST HARLEM — A man died Sunday after he was shot in the abdomen in an East Harlem housing complex early Sunday morning, police confirmed.

The 27-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while a 26-year-old woman was sounded by a gunshot to her leg, just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday in a building located around East 102nd Street and 1st Avenue, police said.

The man, who has been identified as Damian Coleman of East Harlem, was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in East Harlem, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.

Police said the woman was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side and is expected to survive.

The preliminary investigation revealed to police that the shooter, who is known to the victim, is a 31-year-old man, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Authorities said he fled on foot northbound on 1st Avenue after a dispute in the same building.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

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EDIT: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the deceased victim had been shot in the chest, and has been updated with the correct information that he was shot in the abdomen.