NEW YORK – Three men were shot dead in a hail of gunfire outside a recording studio in Downtown Manhattan Tuesday night.
The shooting took place outside a building where rap video was allegedly filmed.
Two men were exiting a building near the intersection of West 38th Street and Fifth Avenue at around 10:40 p.m. when they were approached by a pair of gunmen, police said. The men coming out of the building took out their own weapons.
Then a shootout erupted in which at least 10 shots were fired, police said.
the NYPD said two of the victims were in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. The third was in worse condition and underwent surgery in hospital.
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Police arrested three people, including two of the men who were injured. The cops recovered at least three guns. Investigators believe the incident is gang related.
the New York Post reported that the violence took place after a group from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, posted about the party and a video to social media. A rival group from Crown Heights noticed the poles and showed up at the event and opened fire when the Fort Greene crew left the event, sources told the newspaper.