By Joe Anuta
A 33-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday morning near the corner of 163rd Street and 89th Avenue, police said.
Cops responded to reports of gunfire just after 5 a.m. and arrived in front of a strip of small shops to find the 33-year-old hit in the chest and a 32-year-old man shot in the ankle, police said.
Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where the 33-year-old was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
Residents were in disbelief when they awoke Saturday to find the street blocked off and full of the city’s Finest.
“I came out of my building to do laundry and they had everything on lockdown,” said Dennis Ortega.
Some neighbors said the shooting was the result of an argument, and that the bloody men ran down the block after they were hit.
Maxwell Adjehou has lived on the block for 17 years and said nothing like this has ever happened before.
“That shocks me,” he said when informed of the homicide by TimesLedger. “It is right in front of my house.”
Neighbors recalled hearing music from a party spot that has spawned brawls before, but it was unclear if it had anything to do with Saturday’s shooting.
Police said the investigation was ongoing.
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