Man Killed and 2 Hurt in East Harlem Shooting, Police Say
EAST HARLEM — A Bronx man was shot to death in a car early Tuesday in an East Harlem attack that also injured a bystander and another man in the car, police said.
Terry Nathaniel, 23, of Unionport, was sitting in a 2004 Honda Accord outside 1991 Lexington Ave., near East 121st Street, when he was gunned down at 2:30 a.m., police said.
"I just heard about eight or nine shots. They were consecutive. Then there was about a minute pause before the last one. Everything got quiet after that," said neighbor Edwin Gonzalez, 53.
Nathaniel was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A 27-year-old man who was also in the Honda was hit in the leg and taken to St. Luke's Hospital in stable condition, the NYPD said.
"Police pulled him out of the vehicle on the driver's side. He was screaming in pain. They put him on a stretcher and took him away," said a witness whose apartment is near the shooting scene.
The 27-year-old victim's distraught father visited the scene later Tuesday morning.
"They shot my son. The police need to solve this," said Brian Cameron, 54.
"I'm disgusted by this."
A 33-year-old man was nearby at the time and was hit in his left forearm, police said. He was in stable condition at St. Luke's, according to the NYPD.
The shooter fled the scene in a red car down Lexington Avenue, witnesses said. No arrests had been made as of 10 a.m., police said.
Later Tuesday, investigators were poring over numerous evidence markers beside shell casings and blood stains up and down Lexington Avenue between East 121st and East 122nd streets.