A fatal shooting in Times Square caused a stampede of terrified people to flee for their lives on Thursday evening.The shooting left a 22-year-old man
A fatal shooting in Times Square caused a stampede of terrified people to flee for their lives on Thursday evening.
The shooting left a 22-year-old man dead on the sidewalk on West 44th Street and Eighth Avenue just after 5pm. Police suspect the shooting was drug-related.
Cops are searching for two suspects who fled south from the crime scene as their victim was left staggering down the street before collapsing.
Police administered first aid on the scene, then transported the man to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
It remains unclear whether or not the victim was targeted in the attack.
Police officers outside a Times Square Shake Shack where the victim fell after being shot
Crowds line the crime scene where a man was shot in Times Square on Thursday evening
A police officer inside crime scene tap outside the deli where the shooting took place
Cops said the two gunmen came running out of a deli and began shooting, striking the victim in the chest, before fleeing.
A witness told the NY Daily News the victim fell to the ground shaking, and that there was ‘a stampede of people trying to get away.’
‘It was a couple young dudes who shot him,’ the witness said. ‘His body was laid right out on the sidewalk. He was face-up shaking.’
‘It didn’t look like he was going to make it,’ he added.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
Crime scene set up outside the deli where the shooting took place on Thursday evening
An NYPD police cruiser inside the crime scene perimeter after a man was shot Thursday
Police officers on the street near where the shooting took place on Thursday evening
A police officer at the scene of the shooting near Times Square on Thursday evening
Cops near the crime scene. The shooting took place outside the deli near Times Square