Brooklyn Man Killed In Shooting Outside Manhattan Hotel

Gun violence in New York City claims another victim. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.

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- Gun violence in New York City claims another victim and causes momentary panic outside a popular hotel in Chelsea. Here's CBS2's Natalie Duddridge with more.

NATALIE DUDDRIDGE: A crowd of partygoers and hotel guests watched as police gathered evidence overnight outside of the Dream Hotel and a row of clubs on West 16th Street near 9th Avenue, where a 25-year-old man was shot shortly after midnight.

- We didn't hear any shots because we were inside, and there was a lot of music. But we came out, and there was just like a bunch of people. And we saw the tape and everything.


- Yeah, it was kind of scary.

NATALIE DUDDRIDGE: Police say the man was involved in some kind of dispute that turned violent. Shots were fired, and authorities say a bullet hit him in the stomach. EMS rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.

- There's just too much violence going on in the city now. It's like a reminder of the old days. We have to increase security in the city. It's sad. It's scary.

- I think that people get into risky behavior when there's warm weather.

- People have been home for too long. So some people come out and just act a fool. But, you know, I pray all is well for that man that passed away. I pray he's in Heaven. I pray the family is healing.

NATALIE DUDDRIDGE: Police are still reviewing surveillance video. They say the suspect took off in a white SUV. No arrests have yet been made. In Chelsea, Manhattan, Natalie Duddridge, CBS2 News.