Early on Friday morning, a woman in her 25th year was fatally shot in the head a block away from Union Square Park in Lower Manhattan, according to the police.
The police said a heavyset masked man dressed in all black came up to the victim and opened fire at 5 a.m. as the victim was in the vicinity of E. 14th Street and Irving Place in the upscale area of Gramercy Park.
This incident marks the first homicide in the 13th Precinct this year.
The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not disclosed.
The shooter fled the scene after the incident and has not been arrested yet.