Maria and Tony agree to meet at Doc's (Ned Glass) store in hopes of borrowing some money so that they can run away together. However, Lieutenant Shrank (Simon Oakland) stops by to question Maria about events at the dance the other night. Suspecting that Shrank's interrogation might take some time, she asks Anita (Rita Moreno) to go to Doc's to pick up some headache medication and to deliver the message that she will be detained (or she would have picked it up herself). When Anita enters the store, she finds it filled with Jets. She tries to see Doc or Tony, but the Jets begin to harass her, tossing her from Jet to Jet until Doc suddenly comes in and orders them to stop. In anger, Anita delivers a different message: Chino (Jose De Vega) shot and killed Maria when he found out about her and Tony. When Doc delivers the message to Tony, who is hiding in the basement, Tony goes ballistic and runs through the streets and playground yelling for Chino to come and get him, too. He sees Maria on the other side of the playground. They rush into each others' arms, but Chino suddenly appears and shoots Tony. As both Sharks and Jets begin gathering around them, Tony dies in Maria's arms, while she sings a few lines from Somewhere to him. She then takes the gun from Chino and points it at various members of the gangs, threatening to shoot as many of them as possible while still keeping a bullet for herself. "I can kill, too", she says, "because now I have hate!" As the police arrive, Maria drops the gun and falls to the ground, crying. She refuses to let Shrank touch Tony's body, and rushes to his side. She kisses Tony's lips, saying, "Te adoro, Anton" ("I love you, Tony"). In the final scene, members of both the Sharks and the Jets lift up Tony's body and carry it off the playground. Maria kneels there until one of the Jets places her scarf over her head to show she is in mourning, and then Maria rises as she and the rest of the gang members disperse peacefully.