A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed during a fight in Morris Heights early Sunday morning, police said.
Rafael Alam was shot at E. 174th Street and Jerome Avenue around 06:16 a.m., police said.
He was transported to Bronx Lebanon Hospital by a private vehicle and died, authorities said.
Police said their preliminary information showed that the dispute may have erupted over a woman.
Alam, who lives nearby, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle talking to a woman when her brother approached and shot inside the car. The woman and the shooter fled on foot, cops said.
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
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