Gunman in ‘Scream' Mask Shoots 2 in Manhattan: NYPD

A 17-year-old girl was shot once in the torso and a 24-year-old man was shot twice -- once in the torso and once in the leg

What to Know

  • A shooter wearing a "Scream" mask wounded a 17-year-old girl and 24-year-old man in Manhattan
  • Police say both victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition, but they are expected to survive
  • It's not clear what prompted the shooting on West 163rd Street between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue

Somebody wearing a "Scream" mask is on the loose after shooting a teenage girl and a man in Manhattan, cops say.

Gunshots rang out just before 2 a.m. Thursday on 163rd Street in Washington Heights right as Halloween festivities were winding down, the NYPD said.

Police initially said the gunman had definitely been wearing a Michael Myers mask, the trademark of the villain in the "Halloween" slasher films, but later said it could have been confused for the villain from "Scream."

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Witnesses confirmed the mask was "Ghostface," the longfaced, sunken-eyed haunt adopted by several characters of the cult horror series "Scream." 

Police say he shot a 17-year-old girl once in the torso and shot a 24-year-old man twice -- once in the leg and torso.

Both victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition. There was no immediate update on their condition hours later, but cops said they were both expected to survive. 

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