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A 22-year-old man was critically injured after he was shot in Williamsburg early Tuesday morning
He managed to call 911 before collapsing in the street
No one witnessed the shooting and police were scouring the area for clues
Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 22-year-old man near the Williamsburg waterfront early Tuesday.
The victim, 22-year-old Jesus Pimentel, was shot in his leg and chest at North Sixth Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg around 1:30 a.m., according to authorities.
Police said that Pimantel is from the Bronx and had been wanted on a robbery charge. It appears that he was shot after getting in a fight with two men.
He managed to call 911 before collapsing onto the street near riverside apartment buildings.
He was taken to Woodhull Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 4:35 a.m., authorities said.
Police say no one witnessed the shooting.
Crime scene detectives were scouring the block normally bustling with tourists, cyclists and residents, and police cars had blocked off several intersections on Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.