4 Shot in Coney Island; Mom in Critical Condition

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    NBCNewYork
    A 36-year-old mother was shot after a dispute erupted in gunfire in Coney Island.

    Four people were injured, one seriously, after an argument erupted in gunfire in Coney Island last night, police say.

    Police said the shooting apparently happened after a dispute involving a 20-year-old man and a teenage girl. It occurred at 9 p.m. Wednesday outside the Coney Island Houses, near the beach.

    Police say the girl's teen-aged brother got into an argument with the 20-year-old man.

    Later, the 20-year-old showed up with two other men. At some point shots rang out. Police say it has not been determined where the shots came from or who fired them.

    A police source said cops do not believe either group was responsible for the gunfire.

    The 20-year-old and his friends were struck. They were taken to Lutheran Medical Center where they were listed in stable condition.

    Police say the girl's 36-year-old mother, whom the family identified to NBCNewYork as Victoria Rogucki, was hit in the head. She was in critical condition. Rogucki's family told NBCNewYork that doctors said she has a 50-50 chance of survival.

    Late Thursday afternoon police said they arrested 17-year-old Ishmel Rogucki of Brooklyn in connection with the shooting. He is being charged with criminal possession a weapon, officials said.