Authorities have officially confirmed a tragic incident involving a fatal shooting outside a well-known hair salon in Harlem, which transpired late on Friday evening.
According to a statement issued by law enforcement officials on Saturday, a situation unfolded where an assailant approached and subsequently shot another individual outside an establishment specializing in hair braiding services within the Harlem community.
“The victim, a 29-year-old male, was outside the premises of Aicha African Hair Braiding, situated on W. 128th St. in close proximity to Frederick Douglass Blvd,” the report unveiled.
It added that “the incident transpired at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday night.”
Eyewitness accounts provided to the police indicate that the perpetrator, displaying a composed demeanor, approached the victim before discharging a firearm, resulting in a gunshot wound to the chest.
Upon receiving notification, responding law enforcement officers arrived at the scene promptly.
They discovered the victim in a critical condition, suffering from severe bleeding, and located on the sidewalk adjacent to the scene of the shooting.
In a bid to save the victim’s life, he was expeditiously transported to Harlem Hospital. Despite the efforts of medical professionals, his injuries proved to be fatal, culminating in his unfortunate demise.
Authorities have opted not to disclose the victim’s identity at this time, as they undertake the process of notifying and connecting with the victim’s immediate family members.
At present, the motive behind this heinous act of violence remains undisclosed, leaving law enforcement agencies and community members seeking answers and clarity.
The gunman, responsible for this egregious act, was last observed fleeing the scene in a westerly direction along W. 128th St., according to official police reports.
As of now, no arrests have been executed in connection with the incident.
Law enforcement personnel are diligently combing through the surrounding vicinity in an ongoing effort to locate any potential surveillance footage that might provide valuable insights into the identity of the perpetrator.
It is anticipated that such evidence could prove instrumental in the investigative process aimed at identifying and apprehending the individual responsible for this tragic occurrence.