48-year-old man fatally shot while sitting in car in Washington Heights

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police pursued an alleged gunman on foot into a building following a deadly shooting in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. near West 185th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights.

Authorities say the 48-year-old victim was fatally shot while sitting inside a vehicle at the intersection.

The gunman, a man in his 20s, walked up to the open driver's side window and opened fire.

The victim, later identified as Franklin Bello, was shot several times and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The gunman, described as wearing a black jacket and a black baseball cap, fled the scene.

He was chased by officers, police said, and was last seen heading into the rear of a building on West 180th Street.

The foot pursuit was called off after the suspect was not located, but the manhunt continues.

Police have recovered a gun at the scene.

UPDATE: Police have arrested 33-year-old Michael Velazquez in connection with this incident. He is charged with second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm.

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