Authorities have confirmed the death of a man after being shot in the head overnight.
Around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, police claim that they responded to a 9-1-1 call of a shooting at Joyce Kilmer Park near the corner of East 161st Street and Grand Concourse in the Concourse section.
The officers found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.
The man who was unconscious and unresponsive upon arrival was taken to Lincoln Hospital. He was subsequently pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.
No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.
A sudden spike in “ghost guns” will lead to even more gun violence on the city’s streets this summer, authorities say.