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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.

NEW YORK, (AP):

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.