Fatal shooting near midtown Manhattan school
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 03:18:35 GMT —
Authorities say a man has been fatally shot outside of a midtown Manhattan school. The suspect got away in a car driven by a second person.
The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. Monday near 58th and Broadway, outside the Saint Thomas Choir School. It's just blocks from Columbus Circle and Central Park.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said the victim, who was shot once in the back of the head, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Browne said the victim appeared to be from outside New York.
Jose Villafane was working security across the street. He heard a sound like a firecracker and saw a man on the ground with blood on his face.
An onlooker man banged on the door of a nearby firehouse.