New York Daily News: Bronx man’s plan to escape ‘Vietnam’ for a California dream ended with a bullet to the head in suspected gang murder

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Christopher Pagan, 23, announced his intention to once and for all escape the violence in his 17-story building — known to locals as “Vietnam” — by heading for the West Coast on his Nov. 7 birthday, according to family. Pagan didn’t make it to October. He was gunned down Sept. 12 while sitting with a friend inside a parked car near their building in the Jackson Houses.

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