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Innocent bystander hit when gunman shoots rival in New York


An innocent bystander was hit by a stray bullet when a gunman opened fire during a fight with a rival in East Harlem, police said Friday.

The 61-year-old bystander was walking on Third Avenue near East 111th Street in East Harlem when gunshots rang out around 11:10 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

He was struck in the left leg and taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

The intended target, a 27-year-old man, became involved in an argument with around six or seven people when the clash escalated and turned physical, police said.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, officers said.

He was punched in the forehead and right leg, and taken to Mount Sinai Morningside, also in stable condition.

An innocent bystander, a 61-year-old man, was hit when the shooter opened fire, cops said.
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No arrests had been made Friday, cops said, as they posted a photo of a suspect.

New York Post

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