An NYU student and a 27-year-old man were shot Tuesday afternoon in a pair of separate incidents of gunplay just minutes apart on busy Downtown Brooklyn streets, police said.
The first victim of the broad daylight gun violence was shot in the arm around 3:10 p.m. outside the NYU’s Jacobs Building at 6 MetroTech Center — just steps from Brooklyn Borough Hall, police said.
University police said the gunfire had erupted between two groups of teens and the 19-year-old student was an innocent victim, an email from the university read.
He was taken to Methodist Hospital and is expected to recover, cops said.
“As of now, we know that one of our students was grazed by a bullet in the arm, has not been seriously injured, and has been taken to the hospital,” Dean Jelena Kovačević wrote in an email to students. “The student was not the target of the shooter.”
A half-hour later, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg just over a half-mile away at Jay and York streets, cops said.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is also expected to survive, according to police.
Police are still hunting for shooters in both incidents.
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