Police: 29-year-old fatally shot outside Morrisania building

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A man is dead after a shooting in Morrisania Sunday night.

Police have identified the man as 29-year-old Kevin Barton who lived in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.

Police say they found Barton unresponsive near the entrance of a building on 162nd Street and Melrose Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest around 8:40 a.m.

First responders rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

According to investigators, they believe the victim got into an argument with another man when the situation escalated.  News 12 is told the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Barton in the chest before taking off. 

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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