At least one person was killed and multiple people were injured during a shootout in East Harlem, said police. NEW YORK - At least one person was killed, and eight others injured during a mass shooting in East Harlem early Monday morning, according to the NYPD.A gathering or BBQ was underway at about 12:45 a.m.
when seven men and two women were shot near 139th Street and Fifth Avenue. A 21-year-old man was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His name was not released.The other victims were as old as 42 years old. They were expected to make a full recovery, according to New York City police.Officers recovered a gun at the scene as they investigated what lead to the shooting."The emboldened individuals responsible for this is exactly who our officers are battling every day to make our cities safe," said NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell during a briefing at the scene.The Harlem mass shooting came nearly 24 hours after another shooting in Ozone Park, Queens involving a semi-automatic rifle where one man was killed, and two others were injured..