Man found dead with gunshot wound to head in Chelsea

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NYC Fulton Houses public housing project in Manhattan.
NYC Fulton Houses public housing project in Manhattan.

NEW YORK, NY – New York City police officers responded to the area of the Fulton Houses on 17th Street and Ninth Avenue Sunday night to find a 44-year-old man dead with a single gunshot wound to the head.

At around 9:30 pm, police received a 911 call regarding a gunshot heard in the neighborhood and one person in need of medical assistance.

The man was declared dead at the scene. Police investigators located a firearm. At this time, no suspects are in custody, and police did not release any further information regarding this incident.

The Fulton Houses are a city-owned apartment project operated by the New York City Housing Authority. The complex was slated to be demolished and gentrified by former NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio. There are 945 low-income apartments on the 6.25-acre property.

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