A man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest near Central Park Tuesday night, police said.
A bystander who heard a gunshot at about 8 p.m. near the Lasker ice skating rink in northern Central Park alerted a nearby police officer, who discovered the victim near 106th Street and East Drive.
The victim, whose name wasn't disclosed by officials, is in critical condition at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.
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Officials believe the man walked out of the park before he collapsed on the sidewalk. A semi-automatic weapon was found in close proximity, near a bridge on the northern side of the ice rink.
The man, 30, is from Tennessee. His familyhad contacted their local police department after he disappearedsoon after purchasing a gun.