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2 men sitting on park bench shot by bicyclist in Manhattan: police

Posted: 9:05 AM, Jul 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-07 17:15:11-04

HARLEM, Manhattan — Police are looking for a man who allegedly fired shots at two people while he was riding a bike in Manhattan Saturday night.

Two men. ages 42 and 43, were sitting on a park bench along Central Park North near Fifth Avenue around 11:50 p.m., police said.

According to authorities, they were then shot by a man riding a bicycle.

The victims were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for their injuries. They are both expected to survive.

The park bench where it happened is just steps away from a playground where kids were playing Sunday. People in the park say they'd like to see a larger police presence.

It was not immediately known if the shooter and the victims knew each other. Police have no information on a motive behind the shooting.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).