THE BRONX - Police are investigating after a man was found dead outside a bar in Soundview this morning.

Officials say the man, identified only as 26 years old, was found outside the Pit Lounge on White Plains Road with a gunshot wound to his neck around 6 a.m.

The man was transported to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.