Two men shot during a Halloween dispute on Ridgewood street, police say

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An apparent argument between three men on a Ridgewood street ended in gunfire on Monday afternoon when one of those involved pulled out a gun and shot his two foes, police said.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred at about 5:43 p.m. on Oct. 31 in front of a home on Norman Street between Seneca and Cypress avenues.


Law enforcement sources said the gunman, described as a male standing 6 feet tall, exited from a silver Hyundai parked on Norman Street and engaged in a dispute with the two victims, a 23-year-old male and a 29-year-old male.

Seconds later, authorities said, the gunman opened fire, shooting the 23-year-old in the arm and the 29-year-old man in both legs. The suspect was observed entering a gold BMW that fled eastbound on Norman Street.

The 23-year-old victim was taken by private means to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. After the 104th Precinct and EMS units arrived on scene, the 29-year-old victim was also taken to Wyckoff Hospital. Both men were listed in stable condition with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Sources familiar with the investigation said a 20-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene after he was observed attempting to drive away inside the silver Hyundai. He was brought to the 104th Precinct’s Ridgewood stationhouse for questioning; as of now, no charges have been filed against him.

The investigation is ongoing.

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