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19-year-old man killed by gunshot to the head in Manhattan drive-by shooting

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 20:35:28-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A 19-year-old man was killed by a gunshot wound to the head during a drive-by shooting near Morningside Park, police said Tuesday.

Kenneth Azuris, an East Harlem resident, was on West 109th Street near the intersection with Columbus Avenue on July 14 when a passenger in a white sedan opened fire, striking the right side of the victim's head, officials said. Azuris was rushed to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

The shooter wore a mask. No additional information was released. Police have asked for help identifying the suspect.

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