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NYC officials: 3 people shot, 1 fatally, near Penn Station

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
New York Police Department officers investigate a shooting near a subway station entrance at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, yesterday, in New York.


Three people were shot, one fatally, in midtown Manhattan near Penn Station early yesterday morning, police said. No suspects were immediately arrested.

The shooting happened at about 6 a.m. near the entrance of a subway station at 35th Street and Eighth Avenue, a block north of Penn Station, one of the nation's busiest transit hubs.

A law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation said the three men were shot during a dispute outside a McDonald's restaurant, two storefronts down from the subway entrance. The official said the suspects were thought to have fled northbound on Eighth Avenue in a dark-coloured vehicle.

A 43-year-old man was shot once in the neck and was pronounced dead at the bottom of the stairs in the subway station, the official said. The second victim, a 45-year-old man, was shot twice in the neck and torso and taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. The third victim, a 48-year-old man, was shot in the right thigh and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.