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Man fatally shot in head on Avenue D

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A man was gunned down in the East Village late Sunday evening, according to police.

Cops said that around 11:18 p.m. on May 15 officers responded to a 911 call of a male possibly shot at 327 E. Third St., at Avenue D. Arriving on the scene, they found a 39-year-old man on the corner, unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head.

E.M.S. transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Brandon Atkinson, 39, of the Bronx.

It’s already the third homicide this year to date in the Ninth Precinct, topping last year’s total of two for the entire year.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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