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Shooter kills one man, wounds another in Chelsea

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Two men were shot in Chelsea on Tuesday night, one of them fatally, police said.

According to police, the shooting occured at 19th Street and Ninth Avenue around 10 o’clock. The victims were 31 and 27 years old. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where the older man was pronounced dead. Police did not immediately provide his identity.

The younger man was reported in stable condition early Wednesday morning.

The gunman fled westbound on 19th Street.

A police spokesperson said the suspect is described as a Black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The murder is the first in Chelsea’s 10th Precinct in 2022. The precinct saw one homicide last year.

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