Shooting Outside East Village NYU Dorm 'Alumni Hall'
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Reports of gunshots tonight outside the NYU dorm ‘Alumni Hall’ at Third Avenue and East 9th Street.
Just before midnight, Washington Square News reported that two groups were involved in a shooting. It’s unclear if the shooting had any relation to NYU students or if the location just happened to be outside an NYU dorm.
Altercation between two groups outside Alumni Hall earlier this evening resulted in gunshots. No injuries reported. No NYU members involved.— WSN (@nyunews) October 1, 2012
Brett Chamberlin on Twitter posts the emergency notification that NYU Public Safety sent to students:
[1/2] EMERGENCY! Shooting reported on Third Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. No injuries were reported and there was NO NYU INVOLVEMENT.— Brett Chamberlin (@99Brett) October 1, 2012
[2/2] Major delays in the area due to an ongoing Police investigation. Please avoid the area. Thank you, NYU Public Safety— Brett Chamberlin (@99Brett) October 1, 2012
NYU Public Safety has sent out an update stating that the investigation has concluded. No clear info on whether any suspects were arrested or if the gun was recovered.
[Update] ‘The Local East Village’ reports that the shooting was connected with an open mic night at The Central Bar on East 9th Street.