A man was shot early Saturday morning near Bryant Park, police said.
A NYPD spokesperson told Gothamist that cops found the 27-year-old victim on West 40th Street and 6th Avenue around 2:20 a.m. while responding to a 911 call. Officers found the man unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso, and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.
One of the two men shouted "this is what it's going to be," and both men removed their jackets and started punching each other, a bystander told the Daily News. The suspect allegedly fired at least five shots.
The bystander also told the News that the victim fled north along Sixth Avenue and left a bloody trail behind him before collapsing on a sidewalk across the street from Bryant Park.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Police described the suspect as a man, around 6 feet tall and 190 pounds and said he was wearing a black leather jacket over a blue hoodie. According to police, the suspect fled west on West 40th Street.