Police Investigating Shooting At Rucker Park
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating another shooting at a basketball court that left five people injured late Wednesday night.
The shooting happened at famed Rucker Park on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem during an annual basketball tournament.
1010 WINS’ John Montone reports
Police were still at the scene into the early hours of Thursday morning. The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. The shooting may have resulted from a dispute during the game, police said, but they are still investigating.
All of the victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive.
In a statement, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer called the shootings “senseless” and said New York City “must have zero tolerance for gun violence of any kind.”
“The safety of our streets is a top priority for all residents, and guaranteeing it is a responsibility we all share,” he said. “Our communities must join forces with the New York Police Department to crack down on gun possession, get illegal weapons off the streets and spread the message that this kind of criminal activity has no place in our city.”
It’s the second shooting at a basketball tournament this week. On Sunday, 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan was shot dead during a gunfight at a charity basketball tournament at the Forest Houses.
Wednesday, 17-year-old Rondell Pinkerton was charged with murder, attempted murder and gun possession. Another suspect, 26-year-old Courtney Kelly, faces weapons charges in the case.
The shooting comes as Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called out President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to spell out their specific gun policies.
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