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Police: Gunfire at Brooklyn backyard party injures 9
August 02, 2015 11:07 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn overnight, injuring nine people.

Sgt. Daniel Doody of the New York Police Department says the shooting happened at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the East New York section after an argument. He says nine people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds, but all their injuries are not life-threatening. He says four others were taken to hospitals with cuts and bruises from the melee.

He says the gunmen have not been arrested, and no additional information is available.

A witness tells The New York Post ( he was heading to the store when he heard more than five shots.

Faylo Alston says he saw partygoers lying on the ground until the shooting stopped, and then "everyone scattered."


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