17-year-old boy dead after being shot in head in East Harlem: police

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17-year-old boy shot in head in East Harlem

The scene in East Harlem as police investigated after a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head late Monday night at the George Washington Houses, police say.

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EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A 17-year-old boy is dead Tuesday morning, becoming the latest victim amid a spike in gun violence across New York City.

According to police, the teen was shot around 11:50 p.m. Monday amid a dispute at the George Washington Houses, near the intersection of East 102nd Street and Third Avenue.

Authorities said they’re looking for three men who allegedly got out of a gray vehicle, at least one of them opening fire on the teenage boy, a bullet striking him in the head.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital and was initially listed in critical condition early Tuedsday, officials said.

Police said just before 6 a.m. that the teen had died, his shooting now ruled a homicide.

The NYPD has identified the boy as Lamar Gibson. He lived nearby at another building at the George Washington Houses.

A description of the suspects has not been released.

The deadly shooting comes amid a summer scourge of gun violence.

Just hours earlier on Monday, five people were shot in a series of drive-by shootings in Canarsie, Brooklyn.

Before that, a 22-month-old boy died early Monday after being hit by a bullet when two men opened fire on a family barbecue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn late Sunday night.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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