EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — A man was fatally shot in the chest Wednesday morning in East Harlem, police said.

Officers discovered 34-year-old Harlem resident Akebulon Reeves with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest on 119th Street just after 10 a.m., police said. First responders transported Reeves to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim, who was known to authorities and was on parole, is believed to be the target of a planned hit, sources said.

Two suspects on motorcycles who were seen wearing helmets and masks are wanted in connection with the shooting, sources said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.