A man was shot at 49th Street and Eighth Avenue on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The circumstances of the 8:30 a.m. shooting were not immediately clear. Witnesses reported that a police officer may have shot the person multiple times.
A white sheet was seen covering what apparently was a body at the intersection.
Paramedics were at the scene, which was swarming with police.
Guy pulled a knife on 8th Ave and 49th. 5shots by cops. Dead in street. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/hchvriPHQ1
— Lisa Granatstein (@lgranatstein) May 18, 2016