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Man shot and killed while walking his dog in Harlem: police

Posted at 4:51 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 22:12:04-04

HARLEM — A man died Monday after he was shot in the leg in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem, police confirmed.

The shooting occurred around 2:21 a.m. Monday near the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 146th Street, according to the NYPD.

The victim, 40-year-old Winston McKay, was walking his dog when the incident occurred, police said. It is unclear if McKay was the intended target.

After being shot in the right leg, McKay was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo spoke to McKay's husband, Terry Solomon, who said the couple was just celebrating their wedding anniversary.

Solomon told PIX11 his husband police said he may have not been the victim of a robbery or assault, and was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

"I still haven't seen my husband's body," he said.

"I had to identify him by his earrings and his wedding ring."

The shooter fled the scene in an unknown direction prior to the arrival of authorities, officials said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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