NEW YORK (AP) — New York City authorities say a police officer has been shot and wounded and a person has been killed a few blocks off the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade.
The officer was hit in one of his arms Monday night and has been hospitalized. He’s expected to survive.
At least three other people also were shot. The fire department says a civilian died at the scene.
The gunshots rang out in the Crown Heights neighborhood after the parade, which was marred by fatal shootings in 2003 and 2005.
Revelers had filled the streets in colorful costumes. But gun violence shocked the festivities to a stop in spots. Police say four people were shot earlier and wounded along the parade route and a 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet nearby.