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Two men blasted outside bodega on Ave. D; Gunman on the loose

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Two men were shot in front of an Alphabet City bodega on Thursday afternoon, police said.

According to cops, the Aug. 12 incident occurred at 5:05 p.m. in front of NYC Deli Market Corp., at 129 Avenue D, at the corner of E. Ninth St.

An unknown suspect fired a gun at the two victims — one 47 years old, the other 29 — striking them each in the leg. The victims’ injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing and there are no arrests at this time.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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