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Man shot in the head, killed in double shooting at East Harlem housing project

Posted: 5:05 AM, Jul 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-15 10:28:30-04

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was killed and another was injured in a shooting at a NYCHA building in East Harlem early Monday.

The shooting happened in a courtyard at the Wagner Houses at 120th Street near First  Avenue around 1 a.m.

One of the men was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. The other victim was shot in the torso and is expected to survive.

A third man involved in the shooting fled the scene, and police are searching for him.

Police are unsure what sparked the incident.

Both men were taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem.

PIX11 News spoke to a woman who identified herself as the deceased victim's aunt. She says the men, who are cousins, were at a basketball tournament.

Detectives and the Crime Scene Unit remained on the scene near First Avenue and East 122nd Street.