A Pace University student was fatally shot inside Â his apartment at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District, early this morning.
According to authorities, the victim is 22-year-old Max Moreno. He was rushed and later died at Bellevue Hospital.
Moreno was found in the downtown luxury rental building on the 37th floor. Police are looking for two suspects who got past doormen to fatally shoot Moreno in the head. According to reports, Moreno was a known marijuana dealer and the shooting may have been a drug deal gone bad.
A man and a women were purported to have initially tried to rob Moreno of both money and drugs.
Moreno died from a single gunshot wound to his left temple.
Moreno’s roommate was home at the time and fled the apartment after the shooting but was followed and beaten by the suspects.
According to NYPD, detectives are investigating whether this was a set up.
Anyone with any information on the incident are asked to contact the NYPD at (212) 334-0611 or Pace University Security at (212) 346-1800. All tips will be held confidential.