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The arms of NYC taxi passengers shattered by shooting while riding in Manhattan

Even if you take a taxi, you cannot even protect yourself from gunshots.

Two young men enjoying a night out at Big Apple became the latest unintended victims of gunshots when they were hit by ammunition while sitting in a taxi early Saturday. became. The

pair was with a group of friends at around 3:50 am on a taxi from Brooklyn to Manhattan when a shot aimed at another person hit them. The

bullet flewwhen a taxi drove West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Streets near the then closed Vito's Slicesand Ices pizza shop. ..

Investigators believe that the three archers were aiming at a couple wearing lots of jewelry outside the store.

Police have recovered three bullet casings.

"It's out of control," said Alexander Franklin of Staten Island. His 24-year-old son, Nicholas, was beaten in his arm. "You don't seem to be safe everywhere."

Franklin said his son was in the backseat of a taxi and a bullet broke the bone in his arm. He was heading for surgery at Bellevue Hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators believe the victims were struck by stray bullets as three shooters were aiming at a couple outside the shop.
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Social welfare institution caseworker Nicholas , And his dad was with three other friends, all playing rugby. When he was shot, I went to one of them in Manhattan's apartment.

"I don't know what the future holds," Franklin said of his son's ability to continue playing.

Another victim, 22-year-old Sammy Shelvaya, was grabbed by ammunition, Franklin said.

Shelvaya'sInstagram pagesays she's a medical student playing rugby at Michigan State University.

Police investigate the scene of the shooting.
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Taxi and Limousine Commission Shoots He said he was investigating, but no information about the taxi owner will be disclosed.

A neighbor named her as Jazzy said she was out with her friends and she ran into a crime scene on Saturday.

"Violence is overwhelming. Violence is completely out of control. Once we could attribute it to drugs, it's now unexplained violence," she says. I did.