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Federal Prosecutor Among 2 Shot by Stray Bullets Outside Brooklyn Restaurant

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One of two people shot outside a Thai restaurant in a Brooklyn neighborhood Friday evening has been identified by two law enforcement sources as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.

The sources say the 34-year-old woman was dining outside at the Prospect Heights restaurant on Washington Avenue when she was struck in the eye by a bullet fragment.

It was around 9 p.m. when bullets flew in the direction of the restaurant and into the crowd of diners and people passing by on foot.

Another victim, a 31-year-old Staten Island man, happened to be walking in the area at the time of the shooting and was struck in his right foot, according to police.

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Neither appeared to be the intended targets of the gunfire, authorities said.

Police have not announced any arrests and their investigation is ongoing.

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