Gal pal shock at Bx. mur­der

New York Daily News - - CLASS TRIP TRAGEDY - BY ESHA RAY and THOMAS TRACY

THE GIRL­FRIEND of a 24-year-old man shot dead in the Bronx stood stone­faced Thurs­day out­side her love’s home, too stunned to grasp the specifics of the cold-blooded killing.

“Hon­estly, I don’t know what hap­pened,” the young woman, who de­clined to give her name, said as she looked at a makeshift me­mo­rial for Charles (Stef) Pow­ell. “I just know that he got shot. That’s all I know.”

Pow­ell (photo) was shot in the head and leg out­side an apart­ment build­ing on Clay Ave. near E. 168th St. in Con­course Vil­lage at about 5:50 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

Medics rushed him to Bronx Le­banon Hos­pi­tal, but he could not be saved.

The doomed man was just a few steps from his apart­ment build­ing when he was shot, cops said.

On Thurs­day, friends set up hun­dreds of can­dles and left notes on card­board in a makeshift me­mo­rial out­side his build­ing. “Sleep in peace ... see you soon,” one mourner wrote.

At least five shell cas­ings were found on the scene.

Wit­nesses said three peo­ple were seen run­ning from the scene, but no ar­rests were made, cops said.

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