NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four people were shot Wednesday afternoon in East Harlem.

The most seriously wounded victim was shot inside the 20 Stars Deli located at East 132nd Street and Madison Avenue, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. Police said the 25-year-old was struck in the head.

A 17-year-old victim inside the deli was shot in the chest, police said. They were ordering food in the deli at the time, according to police sources.

A 43-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman also were shot outside the deli, police said.

The man suffered a graze would to the chest and neck, and the woman was grazed in the arm, police said.

Two of the victims were reported in critical condition, with one being described as “very critical.” The condition for the other two victims was described as “stable,” CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.

The victims were all taken to Harlem Hospital Center, Gainer reported.

“It’s too bad because unfortunately this block…let’s just say it’s not the best, it’s not the worst, but…” one woman said.

“It’s sort of a rough crowd,” said Sherry, who is familiar with the store.

“Unfortunately it’s very common and unfortunately you become numb to it,” community activist Clark Pena told Haskell.

Pena also spoke with 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr, saying there’s been too much violence.

“Unacceptable, unbelievable, you know we have a clear epidemic of crime,” he said.

Pena said a meeting was already planned for Wednesday evening with police officials and the community to discuss the violence.

Numerous shell casings were found outside the deli, and a heavy police presence remained as of early Wednesday evening.

The motive for the shooting was unknown late Wednesday, and the shooter remained at large.