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Fatal shooting in NY's midtown near Central Park

NEW YORK: Authorities say a man has been fatally shot in a densely populated area of New York City, popular with tourists during the Christmas season. The suspect got away in a car driven by a second person.

The shooting occurred just before 2 p.m. Monday near 58th and Broadway, outside the Saint Thomas Choir School, just blocks from Columbus Circle and Central Park.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said the victim, who was shot once in the back of the head, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Browne said the victim appeared to be from outside New York.

Jose Villafane was working security across the street. He heard a sound like a firecracker and saw a man on the ground with blood on his face.

 
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