New York City’s Times Square was the site of a shooting on Thursday evening that left a 22-year-old man dead.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that the case is still open and that no arrests have been made.
The shooting occurred around 5:30 PM near 44th Street and 8th Avenue, a popular tourist destination.
The man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest and was taken to Mount Sinai West, where he was pronounced dead.
According to eyewitnesses, a single gunshot was heard before people started running away from a nearby Shake Shack restaurant.
The victim ran one block away before collapsing in front of a deli.
The New York Post reported that the shooting may have been drug-related and that two men are connected to the incident.
One witness told the Post that he was coming out of the subway when he heard the gunshot and that two uniformed police officers were nearby.
Times Square remains one of the busiest places in New York City, with pedestrian counts of up to 450,000 on its busiest days, despite a decrease in foot traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commercial district sees nearly 360,000 pedestrians daily, according to its website.
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