Police continue search for shooter after man killed outside Harlem smoke shop

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Man shot, killed outside busy street in Harlem
CeFaan Kim has the breaking details on the deadly shooting in Harlem.

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Officials have released the identity of a man who was shot to death outside of a smoke shop at 217 W. 116th Street in Harlem Wednesday.

Burnie Pleasant, 32, was found unconscious and unresponsive with at least eight gunshot wounds to his torso, legs and back just after 9 p.m.

The shooting occurred outside the Gourmet & Organic smoke shop on West 116th Street, but it is unclear if the store was connected the gunfire.

Pleasant was brought by EMS to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The crime scene stretched down the block, several storefronts long and countless shell casings littered the block.

No other injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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