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Man Fatally Shot in the Head in Double Shooting in West Harlem, Police Say

By  Noah  Hurowitz Aidan Gardiner and Ben Fractenberg | July 7, 2017 8:40am | Updated on July 10, 2017 7:49am

 One man was shot in the head and another's face was grazed, police said.
One man was shot in the head and another's face was grazed, police said.
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MANHATTAN — A man was fatally shot in the head in a double shooting in West Harlem on Friday morning, police said.

Andrew Walcott, 25, and another man, 28, were shot on the corner of West 131st Street and Amsterdam Avenue about 5:34 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said. A man is seeing shooting at the two men at point blank range in broad daylight before walking off, video of the attack showed.  

"I got home around 3 or 4. Later on, I heard shots and I thought it was just more fireworks, but then I came out this morning and saw what happened," said neighbor Michael Johnson, 28.

Walcott, who lived on West 135th Street, was hit in the head and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, police said.

The 28-year-old's face was grazed, but he refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers website.