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Fan’s finger hit with projectile during NYCFC playoff game

A man was struck in the finger by an “unknown projectile” that apparently whizzed into Yankee Stadium during NYCFC’s playoff game Sunday evening, cops said.

The 25-year-old victim was sitting up near the jumbotron area at the stadium on East 161st Street — next to the subway tracks — around 5 p.m. when he felt pain in a finger on his left hand, cops said. 

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with injuries “consistent with a gunshot wound,” but it was not confirmed early Monday whether a bullet had struck the victim, police said. 

No shooting was reported inside the Bronx stadium, and the projectile appeared to have come from outside, cops said. 

NYCFC beat Atlanta United 2-0 in the first round of the MLS playoffs to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Meanwhile, in a separate shooting early Monday, a 15-year-old boy was grazed in the groin around 2 a.m. when someone drove by in a white SUV and opened fire on East 209th Street near Decatur Avenue in Norwood, cops said. 

Bellevue Hospital.
The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital with injuries “consistent with a gunshot wound.”
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He was taken to Montefiore Medical Center in stable condition, police said. 

It was not immediately clear whether he was the intended target.


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