Man, woman, and dog fatally shot in Washington Heights

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — A man and a woman were shot in the head and murdered while walking their dog, who was also killed.

Police say a man dressed in all black opened fire on them near 165th Street in Washington Heights just after 6:30 Friday evening.

The man and the woman were taken to Harlem Hospital where they were pronounced dead. Their dog, a pit bull, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction. He is described as a man wearing all-black clothing.

The motive of the shooting is unknown, and it is unclear whether the suspect and the victims knew each other.