Shooting in New York: a 22-year-old man is murdered in the middle of rush hour in Times Square
The event was perpetrated by two men who ran out of a store and started shooting.
A man died this Thursday in a shooting recorded in the middle of the afternoon in the Times Square area, in the center of Manhattan and a tourist area par excellence, as reported by the New York police.
It is about a 22-year-old man who was shot in the chest at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. Spanish time) on 44th Street at the height of Eighth Avenue, just one hour when thousands of people leave the offices or go out for dinner at one of the many restaurants in that part of town. The busy Port Authority bus station is also just a short walk away.
The event occurred next to a well-known hamburger chain and a subway entrance, and the police immediately cordoned off the area, which caused the crowd of numerous onlookers in this area, one of the busiest in the city at that time. hour.
According to The New York Post, the police believe it was an attack related to drug trafficking, perpetrated by two men who ran out of a fast food store and began shooting, hitting a man, not if it is known but randomly or intentionally.
CBS News adds that the victim was taken to the hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Police are looking for the shooter, who managed to flee.