Three men were found dead in a BMW parked near Columbia University’s campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighbourhood in what authorities believe was a drug deal gone wrong.
The men were all in their 20s and were discovered around 6:30pm this evening on the outskirts of Columbia University's campus in a dark grey 2012 BMW.
Each appeared to have bullet holes in their necks, though there were no bullet holes in the car’s windows or doors, sources said.
Bloody scene: Three men were found dead in a brand new BMW near Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music
Keeping vigilant: Two NYPD officers stand watch over the crime scene; all three victims were shot in the neck
The $88,000 car was parked near the intersection of W. 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue, between the Union Theological Seminary and Riverside Church, DNAInfo reported.
Police told reporters that two men were found in the front seats of the car, while a third was found in the back. Sources said that the shooter was likely sitting behind the driver when he unloaded his rounds.
One source told the New York Post that the attack, which apparently happened during the day, was ‘a very bloody scene.’
Police blocked off a wide area around the triple homicide, and have not yet released the name of the three victims.
According to the New York Daily News, the driver was Hispanic, and the man in the passenger’s seat was black.
They have not yet released the ethnicity of the man in the back seat.
‘Both men in the front seat were wearing white T-shirts, both drenched in blood,’ police spokesman Browne said.
Disturbing the peace: Three men were found on W. 122nd Street near Claremont Avenue, a generally quiet area within Morningside Heights
Addressing: NYPD Deputy Commissioner speaks to reporters about the bloody crime
They were alerted around 6:30pm by a man walking by the scene who saw the two men in the front seat of the car appeared to be dead.
Sources told the Post that they weren’t believed to have been students of the music school or at Columbia.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told reporters that authorities will go through surveillance video in hopes of putting the pieces together.
Students in the area were badly shaken by the incident.
The area, which is full of students from several of the schools and universities around, is generally considered a very safe area of Manhattan.
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