Man fatally shot in head in NYC drive-by shooting

NEWS: Man fatally shot in head in NYC drive-by shooting

A 66-year-old man – believed to be an innocent bystander – was killed in an Upper Manhattan drive-by shooting Tuesday night, cops said. 

Reda Girgis was standing at the intersection at West 162nd Street and Broadway in Washington Heights around 7:10 p.m. when he took a bullet to the head, police said. 

It appeared he was not the intended target, authorities said. 

Investigators do not believe Girgis, who lives at the corner where he was shot, was the intended target.
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A blood trail is seen at the scene of the shooting at West 162nd Street and Broadway in Washington Heights.
The deadly gunfire came from a gray SUV, sources said.
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Witnesses told investigators that the suspects were firing rounds out of a dark gray SUV, possibly an Audi with New Jersey plates, when Girgis was struck, police sources said.

The vehicle fled south on Broadway, cops said. 

Girgis – who lives on that same corner – was rushed to Metropolitan Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, cops said. 

The taped-off scene in front of a deli at West 162nd Street and Broadway.
No arrests had been made in the shooting by Wednesday morning.
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No arrests have been made, and the motive for the shooting – and who may have been targeted – were not immediately known. 

One bullet fragment was recovered at the scene, the sources said.

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