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No arrest yet in Chelsea murder as gunman still at at large

BY KEITH J. KELLY | The victim who was shot in the head and subsequently died outside a public housing complex on W. 17th Street in Chelsea on Sun., Nov. 27, has been identified.

He is 44-year-old Anthony Hodley, a homeless man who was residing at 400 E. 30th St., the Bellevue men’s shelter. No arrest has been made and the unknown gunman is apparently still at large.

Police were called to 400 W. 17th St., at Ninth Avenue, in the Robert Fulton Houses, around 9:30 p.m. that night, where they found an unresponsive male in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was transported to Bellvue Hopsital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

An ABC News broadcast from the scene the night of the murder, said a handgun was still visible on the street behind the yellow crime scene tape for several hours after the shooting.

It was not immediately clear if the handgun was the murder weapon or it belonged to anyone else.

“The investigation is ongoing,” said a police spokesperson, who had no further details on the shooting or a possible motive.

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