A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Manhattan Friday night, authorities said.
Police discovered the body of Raphael Ward outside the Baruch Houses on Rivington and Columbia streets in the Lower East Side just before midnight. He had been shot in the chest.
Ward was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators believe Ward was killed in what appeared to be a robbery or a dispute.
No arrests have been made. Police are searching for the gunman.
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