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.