UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Two people were injured in a shooting on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Tuesday evening, according to police.
Officials said it happened at around 8:40 p.m. near Amsterdam Avenue and 89th Street.
A man, 27, was shot in the chest, while a woman, 40, was shot in the hand, according to police. The woman ran into Central Park following the shooting, authorities said.
Both victims were taken to an area hospital and expected to survive, officials said.
According to police, it’s believed a gray sedan may have fled the scene after the gunfire.
It was not immediately clear if either of the two victims were the intended target.
Republican candidate for New York City mayor Curtis Sliwa initially claimed Tuesday night to have found a gun used in several Upper West Side shootings; video posted to a social media account used for his campaign shows him lying on the ground allegedly searching underneath an SUV for the firearm.
He later tweeted a retraction Wednesday evening saying that the assertion was inaccurate, and he did not in fact find the firearm.
Police said a gun was recovered at the scene.
No arrests in this shooting had been made as of Wednesday evening.
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