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Man shot, killed in broad daylight at East Harlem public housing

Lamont Mason was found dead after shots rang out in front of Wagner Houses on Sunday.

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An East Harlem man died on Sunday afternoon after police said at least one brazen shooter killed the victim.

Lamont Mason was shot and killed outside of Wagner Houses on Second Avenue near East 124th Street, a block away from his own apartment in the housing complex.

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Police found Mason, 20, unconscious and unresponsive at the corner at around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday.

An NYPD spokesman said Mason was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, including wounds to his chest and legs.

Paramedics arrived at the scene soon after and rushed Mason to Harlem Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

The New York Daily News reported that police were on the lookout for threesuspects seen running away on Second Avenue, but no descriptions of suspects were available by late Monday morning.

 

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