21-year-old man fatally shot in backyard of NYC house – NewsEverything New York

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A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the backyard of his Bronx home, police said Thursday.

Nicholas Lewis was in the rear of his home on Pratt Ave. near Strang Ave. in Edenwald when gunfire erupted around 8:50 p.m., cops said.

NYPD and family members at the scene where a 21 -year-old man was fatally shot on Pratt Ave. in the Bronx Wednesday.

His sister, who was home, heard the shots and found Lewis mortally wounded in the cellar hallway by the stairs leading to the rear yard.

Lewis, who has no criminal record, had been shot once in the chest, according to police.

Medics took him to Jacobi Medical Center, where he later died.

There were no immediate arrests.

Lewis had just returned home, police sources said. Detectives are investigating the possibility the shooter had followed him to his house before firing the fatal shot.


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