Violence amid revelry at NY West Indian Day Parade

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a shooting a few blocks off the route of the annual West Indian Day parade has left an officer wounded and two people dead.

The officer was shot Monday night in one of his arms. He is hospitalized and is expected to survive.

One dead person is believed to be a bystander, the other a shooter.

The gunshots rang out in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after the parade, which was marred by fatal shootings in 2003 and 2005. Post-parade parties are common, but police won’t say if the fatal shooting is related to them.

Revelers had filled the streets in colorful costumes earlier Monday for the parade. But gun violence shocked the parade festivities to a stop in spots.