The man, identified as Raheem McWhite of Washington Heights, was discovered around 6:45 p.m. outside a restaurant on Lenox Avenue between West 127th and 128th streets, police told Patch. The man was suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach and was transported to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The NYPD is still investigating the shooting and have not named a suspect or motive, police said.
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