Mass shooting in Harlem leaves one dead and eight injured on trail after Father’s Day weekend rally

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One person is dead and eight are injured after a shooting in Harlem, New York.

Filming took place early Monday morning. Seven men and two women were shot near the intersection of East 139th Street and Fifth Avenue around 12:40 a.m., the NYPD said.

Officers found five people shot dead on a pathway under the Madison Avenue Bridge, NYPD’s Brian McGee said at a press briefing.

The victims found on the sidewalk were taken to area hospitals by first responders while the other four victims arrived alone at the hospital in Harlem.

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Police say a 21-year-old man died of his injuries at Lincoln Medical Center.

The other eight victims reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries.

Mr McGee said the shooting appeared to have taken place at a barbecue or social gathering.

As of early Monday, the events leading up to the shooting were still under investigation.

“It’s Father’s Day weekend,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters on Monday. “It’s a weekend where people were supposed to be able to have fun as a family.”

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“The emboldened people responsible for this are exactly the ones our officers fight every day to make our city safe,” he added, according to the New York Post.

One person is dead and eight are injured after a mass shooting in New York City (Screenshot/LLN NYC)

The victims were between the ages of 21 and 42. A local resident told ABC7: “I was sitting in my living room and all I heard was sporadic gunfire.

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“It was like, ‘Spit, spit, spit!’ And then he stopped and went on, ‘Brum, brum!’ You know, it was so many shots,” she added. “First I thought it was fireworks, then I thought, ‘Nah, it can’t be’.”

Several of the victims were shot in the torso, but some people also suffered leg wounds, as well as back and finger injuries. A handgun was found at the scene.

A handgun was found at the scene of a shooting in New York (NYPD)

A handgun was found at the scene of a shooting in New York (NYPD)

No arrests have been made so far and police are asking for the public’s help as the investigation continues.

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