3 Shot in Bronx Park After Argument Escalates Between Fraternity, Group: Police

Three men were shot inside a Bronx park Saturday after an argument escalated between members of a fraternity and another group as they held separate barbecues, police said.

The shooting in Van Cortlandt Park at West 242 Street and Broadway began at 10:25 p.m., police said.

A 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, a 23-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds to the abdomen, and a 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said.

All three men were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police confirmed that two barbecues were taking place inside the park at the time of the shooting, one of which was being hosted by a fraternity. An argument broke out between the two groups and an unknown person started firing shots.

Police do not have a description of the shooter.

Nobody is in custody over the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.

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