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Man Charged in The Battery Shooting That Wounded 2

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    The search for a gunman is underway after two people were shot near The Battery, police say. Tracie Strahan reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

    A 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in a broad daylight shooting near The Battery park in lower Manhattan that wounded a man and a female bystander.

    Prosecutors said Thursday that Jason Wright was indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could provide comment.

    2 Shot Near The Battery: NYPD

    [NY] 2 Shot Near The Battery: NYPD

    Two bystanders were shot and injured while walking near The Battery park in Lower Manhattan Monday afternoon, police say. Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

    Authorities say Wright and the male victim were selling tickets to ferry cruise tours in April when the two got into an argument. They say Wright pulled out a gun a fired a shot at the victim.

    The shot missed and struck the 35-year-old innocent bystander in the ankle. He then fired another shot hitting the man in the chest before fleeing the scene busy with professionals and tourists.

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