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    NYC Crime: Teen fatally shot inside Upper Manhattan park

    ByEyewitness News

    Sunday, July 2, 2023 3:17AM

    Teen fatally shot inside Upper Manhattan park

    HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — A teen has died after being shot multiple times inside a park in Hamilton Heights.

    It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 145th Street and Riverside Drive inside Riverbank State Park.

    The 15-year-old was shot numerous times throughout his body. He was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside where he was pronounced dead.

    The suspect fled the scene, and no arrests have been made.

    It is unclear what led up to the shooting.

    One witness says he heard at least five gunshots and seconds later, parents and children started scrambling and screaming for help. The witness said he called 911 and tried to help the teen.

    “There was a male, early teens, face down on the ground. There was blood coming out from underneath him,” he said.

    The witness says that as he was calling 911, the New York State Park police were responding in their vehicle and one of the officers brought out a tourniquet and started doing chest compressions.

    An investigation is ongoing.

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