EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) – A man was shot and killed in broad daylight in the East Village in Manhattan Thursday afternoon, police said.
A 26-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head near Avenue C and East 12th Street around 1:30 p.m., according to the NYPD. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made. No additional information about the shooting was available from police.
This was the second fatal shooting under investigation in Manhattan on Thursday. Just after 5 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head at the corner of East 14th Street and Irving Place near Union Square right after leaving work.
A spokesperson for the IHOP location a few blocks down on East 14th Street confirmed the victim had just finished her shift at the restaurant.
The victim was a mother of three children who moved to New York City from Texas, a coworker told PIX11 News. Police are still searching for her killer.
The NYPD does not believe the East Village shooting is connected with the killing of the IHOP worker.
PIX11’s Jay Dow contributed to this report.