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61-year-old man shot near school in NYC, police say

A 61-year-old man was shot in the leg in broad daylight near a school in East Harlem Thursday, cops said.

The shots rang out at East 111th Street and Lexington Avenue — a short distance from the Harlem Success Academy — at around 2:20 p.m., police said. 

A 61-year-old man was shot in the leg in broad daylight, according to police.
A 61-year-old man was shot in the leg in broad daylight, according to police.
Peter Gerber
The shooting took place a short distance from Harlem Success Academy.
The shooting took place a short distance from Harlem Success Academy.
Peter Gerber

The man told cops he “heard shots and felt pain,” according to police.

He was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he was an innocent bystander or the intended target, a police spokesman said.


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