MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man was shot and a woman was cut in the face during a bar fight in Manhattan early Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources.
The incident happened at the bar Iggy’s near 76th Street and Second Avenue on the Upper East Side at around 3 a.m., sources said.
Two couples inside Iggy’s started arguing over a photo booth at the bar, sources said. The argument escalated and led to a fight outside on the sidewalk, where the shooting occurred.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the leg and his wife was cut in the face, police said. The injured couple was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK.
The other couple was last seen going north on Second Avenue. There have been no arrests.
Keanu Thompson, a local podcaster who was in the middle of taking live calls, had to duck for cover when she heard the gunshots right under her window.
“You can see my reaction. It was completely terrified. Then I heard a couple more shots, then I just ducked down,” Thompson said.
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Mira Wassef is a digital reporter who has covered news and sports in the New York City area for more than a decade. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.