Crime scene
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At least one person has been killed and four others injured in a multiple shooting incident in the Hamilton Heights neighbourhood in Manhattan, New York. 

An unidentified gunman opened fire at around 11:15 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, on Broadway and West 136th Street. 

One of the victims died on the spot, a fire department official told New York Daily News

Witnessess reported hearing multiple gunshots. 

"I knew they were gunshots and when I looked outside I saw about 15 people running down the street. I locked up the store," a man who works at a deli said. 

The incident comes just days after a shooting episode at a crowded Home Depot store in Manhattan claimed two lives.