NYPD reports 3 people shot outside NYC recording studio

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Three men were shot in a hail of gunfire outside a Midtown recording space where a rap video was being shot on Tuesday night, sources said.

At least ten shots were exchanged between two groups outside the location near the intersection West 38th Street and Fifth Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. — sending witnesses scrambling for safety, according to sources.

One of the three victims was shot in the torso and suffered life-threatening injuries.
One of the three victims was shot in the torso and suffered life-threatening injuries.
William Miller
At least ten shots were fired near the studio on West 38th Street in between Sixth and Fifth avenues at about 10:40 p.m.
At least ten shots were fired near the studio on West 38th Street in between Sixth and Fifth avenues at about 10:40 p.m.
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The cause of the shooting was not known on Tuesday night.
The cause of the shooting was not known on Tuesday night.
William Miller

The violence took place after a group from Fort Greene, Brooklyn posted about the party and video on social media. A rival group from Crown Heights noticed the posts and showed up at the event and opened fire when the Fort Greene crew left the event, sources said.

One of the three victims, 24, was struck in the torso and suffered life-threatening injuries, sources said. A 27-year-old victim was hit in the abdomen and the third man, 19, was struck in the leg.

All three victims were hospitalized. 

Officers who were on the block when the gunfire erupted grabbed two people at the scene and took them into custody. 

One of those arrested was a 17-year-old male who has 10 prior arrests including one for a shooting that took place when he was 14 years old, sources said.

At least four firearms were recovered. 

Police are looking to question roughly two dozen people who remained inside the building after the shots rang out, according to sources.

The cause of the shooting was not known on Tuesday night.

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