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A 19-year-old man from Manhattan died after he was shot in the head, the NYPD said
Jorge Rodriguez, of East Harlem, was found outside a building in Inwood with a gunshot wound to his head
Police haven't arrested anyone in connection with his death, and an investigation is ongoing
Friends and relatives say a 19-year-old killed on an Upper Manhattan street was gunned down while celebrating a friend's birthday.
Jorge Rodriguez was shot in the head around 3:15 a.m. Saturday outside an apartment building on Academy Street in Inwood, the NYPD said. A friend took Rodriguez to a hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
Mia Rodriguez tells the Daily News that her son's friends told her "he ran for his life" after some men showed up and opened fire on the group partying in the street.
She and friends tell the newspaper that Rodriguez was a maintenance worker who lived with his girlfriend and 1-year-old daughter. Friend Lakirah McPhail says "he was always there for" those he knew.
No arrests have been made.