At least 5 shot overnight in NYC, including 2 teens, man in wheelchair

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NEW YORK — At least five people were shot overnight in New York, including two teenage girls and a man in a wheelchair, police said.

Around 10 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old girl were shot in Harlem River Park near Second Avenue and East 128th Street after a dispute began between two groups. Both victims were hospitalized.

No arrests have been made.

Over in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn on Sterling Place, a 32-year-old man in a wheelchair heard gunfire and felt pain in his left cheek around 10 p.m. Saturday, officials said. A bullet grazed his cheek.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Also in Brooklyn, two men were shot around 2 a.m. Sunday on Pacific Street, an NYPD detective said. A 37-year-old man was shot twice in the torso and a 25-year-old man was shot in the neck. The injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made in that shooting either.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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