34-year-old man killed in East Harlem playground shooting

By | November 18, 2021

A 34-year-old man was found shot to death at a playground in East Harlem Wednesday night, New York City Police Department says.

The incident happened at about 8:40 p.m. in the playground located in Robert F. Wagner Houses NYCHA complex in Upper Manhattan. Responding officials located a male only identified to be 34-year-old, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head at the scene. He was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on arrival. His identity is pending next of kin’s notification.

NYPD say no arrest has been made as of Thursday morning and investigation remains active.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department and you can submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).