NYPD: Man fatally shot near school in E. Tremont

Police say a shooting near Community School 300 left a man dead.

Police say a shooting near Community School 300 left a man dead. (4/11/17)

EAST TREMONT - Police say a shooting right outside a Prospect Avenue playground left a young man dead.

It happened near 754 E. 181 St. just after 5 p.m., according to authorities, where a pile of bloody clothes remained into the evening inside an area cordoned off with police tape.

Witnesses say they heard four or five gunshots, and responding officers found a 19-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive. 

EMS transported him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of his family.

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