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Fatal daylight drive-by shooting shakes New York City

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In a shocking incident that unfolded in broad daylight, a man lost his life in a drive-by shooting in Harlem this afternoon.

The 37-year-old victim was engaged in a heated argument with at least three individuals near a black Dodge Charger parked at the intersection of W. 118th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. The tense exchange took place just before 1:40 p.m., catching the attention of bystanders.

As the argument escalated, a white Honda sedan slowly approached the scene. Without warning, the occupants of the Honda unleashed a barrage of gunfire, targeting the victim and leaving him with a devastating gunshot wound to his back. In the chaotic aftermath, the driver of the Honda swiftly fled the scene, leaving behind a trail of panic and confusion.

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In a bid to escape the unfolding chaos, the individuals the victim was arguing with hastily dispersed. One of them quickly jumped into a nearby vehicle, while another made a daring escape on a Citi Bike. Law enforcement later recovered the abandoned Citi Bike in the Bronx, potentially providing crucial evidence in their investigation.

Despite his injuries, the wounded man displayed incredible resilience. Crawling around the Dodge Charger, he mustered the strength to briefly stand up before eventually collapsing on the sidewalk. Emergency services were swiftly summoned, and the victim was rushed to Mount Sinai Morningside. Tragically, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, his life could not be saved.

This shocking incident has sent shockwaves through the Harlem community, highlighting the alarming prevalence of gun violence and the urgent need for increased safety measures. As authorities diligently investigate this brazen attack, residents are left grappling with the devastating loss of a life and the lingering questions surrounding the motive behind this senseless act of violence.

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