Hell’s Kitchen shooting
An argument between two men on a sidewalk in Hell’s Kitchen erupted into gunfire Saturday afternoon, sending pedestrians running for cover.
It was just another day on West 46th Street at 9th Avenue in Manhattan. It was 5:15 p.m. Light rain was falling.
Pedestrians were walking by with umbrellas. Workers were making deliveries to a Japanese restaurant. Two men outside the restaurant got into an argument as people walked by paying no attention.
That changed in the flash when one of the men pulled out a gun and began firing at the other man.
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“What? What? . . . Stop playin’, bro!” the man in the lighter colored jacket can be heard saying before turning away.
The man in the darker jacket says, “What’s up, n—a.”
A few seconds later, as several people walk by, the man in the darker jacket pulls a gun and fires at point-blank range.
A tourist with a suitcase ducks into the restaurant’s doorway. A woman in the line of fire scrambles to get out of the way as the wounded man runs from the gunfire.
The shooter flees. The 28-year-old victim was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. He is expected to survive.