By Sarah Tan and Tom Liddy
MANHATTAN — One man was killed and another critically wounded in a wild shooting on a quiet Washington Heights street early Saturday morning — a burst of violence that left residents rattled, police and witnesses said.
Rescuers found a 30-year-old man shot numerous times to the head in front of 555 Edgecombe Ave., near 160th Street, shortly after 1:30 a.m. after a hail of gunfire rang out, according to police and witnesses.
He was later pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
At the scene, near the Morris-Jumel Mansion, investigators also found a 31-year-old man who was shot multiple times to the chest.
He was rushed to Harlem Hospital in critical condition.
A witness, whose name is being withheld by DNAinfo, said that she heard a round of shots that sent her ducking for cover in her third floor apartment.
“I looked out and there was a guy lying on the floor," she said. "My dad was running in my room saying, 'Get down! Get down!'"
Soon afterwards, the 17-year-old looked out her window and saw the man who was lying in the street get up and walk away, along with another man who got out of a car.
Then she heard three more shots.
"I’ve lived here 17 years and nothing like this has ever happened," she said. "This is insane."
The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear and no arrests were made.
The fusillade left residents shaken.
"I was in bed sleeping when I heard two shots," said Jerome Williams, 60. "It's surprising to me. This is a very family-oriented area."
Another resident, who did not want to give his name, said that he wished that there was more security on the quiet block.
"Lots of suspicious characters are always hanging around here late at night," he said. "Even though there's a police precinct nearby [on Amsterdam Avenue and 169th Street], there isn't enough of a police presence here.
"My car's been broken into numerous times [and] there's always something happening in the park right here."