Homicide investigation after man found fatally shot in taxi behind New York CVS

RAMAPO, Rockland County (WABC) -- A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a taxi behind a New York CVS Friday.

Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel confirmed the victim was shot multiple times in the back seat near Noyes and Van Orden avenues in Spring Valley, near Chestnut Ridge Village Hall.

He was rushed to Nyack Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Luis B. Guaman-Espinoza, of Newark. They have not confirmed whether he was a passenger or the driver.

The cab belonged to "International Taxi," but company officials have so far declined to comment.

Police continued to investigate the scene, which is behind a shopping center on Old Nyack Turnpike between Route 45 and Noyes Avenue.

Residents say this kind of violence is uncommon for the area.

"It surprised me because it's a very quiet neighborhood," area resident Tomas Galdamez said. "I'm here for 50 years, and I've never seen anything like that happen in the area. So I was surprised."

The investigation is ongoing.

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