Man arrested in pellet-gun shooting at Central Park faces hate crime charges

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A 20-year-old man is facing hate crime charges after police say he fired a pellet gun at two white joggers in Central Park.

Edward Fall opened fire at a 34-year-old man on Aug. 17 and a 36-year-old woman the day after.

The woman told police that when she was leaving the park after her jog, a pellet struck her in the back of the head.

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She told police that three black men and two black women were laughing at her and making anti-white statements.

Fall faces assault and hate crime charges as well as criminal possession of a weapon.

Four suspects are still at large.

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