MANHATTAN. N.Y. (PIX11) — A man and woman were shot in the head Friday evening while walking a dog in Manhattan, who was also killed, police said.
Officers found a 57-year-old woman and a 42-year-old both with gunshot wounds to the head around 6:31 p.m. at West 165 Street and Edgecombe Ave., according to the NYPD. Both victims were taken to Harlem Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The woman’s dog, a pit bull, was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect allegedly fired several shots at the couple and then ran away, police said.
No arrests have been made and the investigation remained ongoing.
The victims were later identified as Jackie Billini, 57, and Levaughn Harvin, 42, the pitbull’s name was Zeus. It is believed that the suspect who shot the three victims had prior contact with them, police sources stated.
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