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Teenager fatally shot in East Harlem NYCHA complex

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In a tragic incident early Wednesday morning, 19-year-old Ramon Alvarez was fatally shot at the Thomas Jefferson Houses in East Harlem, located at 205 East 112th St.

The shooting occurred around 3:36 a.m., within the confines of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex where Alvarez resided.

Upon receiving a 911 call, officers swiftly responded to the scene and discovered Alvarez conscious and alert, despite sustaining a gunshot wound to his torso. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) promptly transported Alvarez to Harlem Hospital for urgent medical treatment. However, tragically, his condition worsened throughout the day, and he succumbed to his injuries at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

As of now, police sources have been unable to ascertain a motive for the shooting or provide any details regarding the identity or description of the perpetrator.

The circumstances surrounding this violent act remain unclear, leaving the community in shock and prompting authorities to intensify their investigation.

The incident underscores ongoing concerns about gun violence within public housing complexes and has elicited a call for increased security measures and community engagement to prevent such tragic occurrences in the future. Authorities urge anyone with information related to the shooting to come forward and assist in the investigation.

This devastating loss has left family and friends of Ramon Alvarez grieving and seeking answers as they grapple with the senseless violence that has claimed the life of a young member of their community.

The NYPD continues to actively investigate this case in pursuit of justice for Alvarez and his loved ones.

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