NEW YORK – Two people were found shot to death in a residential building in Midtown Manhattan, authorities said Thursday, who also say they are investigating whether the shooting is linked to another shooting.
Authorities say the shooting occurred in a building on West 37th Street shortly after midnight. A man, possibly in his 20s, who has not yet been identified, was found in front of the building. He was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
No arrests have been made.
Responding officers found the second victim, Kamir King, 34, of Manhattan, on the third floor. He had been shot in the head and he too was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A firearm was recovered near the first victim, authorities said.
No arrests have been made. Police believe four suspects fled the scene after the shooting. The building where it happened is home to a makeshift recording studio, but at this time it’s unclear if the studio has any involvement in the case.
Senior New York City Police officials said at a news conference Thursday that they are investigating whether the shooting may be related to another shooting almost exactly a year ago, on May 7, 2021, about two blocks away. . They did not immediately provide any additional information about that case.
It is also unclear if the victims knew their killers. Anyone with information can call the crime stop line at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Rafael Pujols provides us with information about the incident, which occurred in Midtown, Manhattan.