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Man fatally shot outside East Harlem restaurant after dispute with teens: police

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 06:06:24-05

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was fatally shot in front of a Harlem restaurant on Wednesday evening, police said.

The 42-year-old man had argued with a group of young people before the shooting, an NYPD spokesman said.

Police told PIX11 early Thursday they're looking for two to four people, in their teens or possibly early 20s, for questioning in connection to the incident.

Officers responded to East 116th Street near Third Avenue around 6:30 p.m. and found an unresponsive man outside restaurant Quesadillas Doña Maty, officials said.

The victim had suffered a gunshot to the chest.

Emergency medical services rushed the unconscious man to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

No arrests have been made.

Police have not yet released information about a shooter and have not identified the victim.

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