At about 11:10 this morning, @NYScanner reported that there was a shooting at 413 West 16th Street. According to the tweet, two people were shot and one was given CPR and transported to a hospital. DCPI has confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. According to @alwaysactions, the second victim was the shooter and is in traumatic arrest. DCPI is now saying that he was stabbed. He is in custody and the weapon has been recovered.
According to an employee at Fulton Houses, the government housing development in front of which the shooting took place, employees have been advised not to comment on the situation.
DNA Info reported that the shooting occurred just before 11 am.
We will continue to update as the story develops.
Update: DCPI has confirmed that the second victim, the shooter, was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Medical Center. DNAinfo.com is reporting that he was 20 years old and that the other victim was 29, but DCPI will not release the names or ages of either man.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 12, 2011