Police Investigate Deadly East Harlem Shooting

By Ben Fractenberg on April 12, 2011 5:40pm | Updated on April 13, 2011 6:33am

A man was shot and killed at Park Avenue and East 128th Street Tuesday afternoon.
A man was shot and killed at Park Avenue and East 128th Street Tuesday afternoon.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

EAST HARLEM — A man was gunned down in East Harlem Tuesday afternoon, the fire department said.

The shooting happened at around 4:50 p.m., fire officials said, near the intersection of Park Avenue and 128th Street. 

Emergency responders tried to treat the unidentified man at the scene, but he was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m., the FDNY said.

"This is so hard for me to see. I’ve lived here over 30 years. It could have been my child," said Harlem resident Nilsa Diaz, 57.

Diaz, who lives at 129th Street and Lexington Avenue, said she is friends with the family of 17-year-old Cheyenne Baez, who was shot and killed at the Jackie Robinson Houses on East 128th last October.

Police did not immediately have details on Tuesday's shooting.

The shooting also happened just 11 days after another man was shot and killed just one block north on Park Avenue between East 129th and East 130th streets.

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