Recording studio

Three shots as gunshots erupt outside Midtown Manhattan recording studio


Two rival gangs opened fire on each other at a recording studio event in Midtown, just south of Bryant Park, injuring three on Tuesday night, police sources said.

The cops who responded ordered a “total pedestrian freeze” and traffic stop at W. 38th St. near Sixth Ave., after cops found the victims just before 10:40 pm.

Around 100 people gathered in a recording studio on the second floor at a record release party, according to police sources, forcing attendees to purchase tickets online in advance. .

The NYPD, preparing for any problems at the event, had the Brooklyn Violent Felony Squad stationed nearby for surveillance, sources said.

When two warring gangs noticed each other, the two sides started shooting each other in the street, sources said.

Police found a 27-year-old man shot in the stomach and a 24-year-old man shot in the right side of the chest, both outside the studio. A third man, 19, was found shot in the leg near a bus stop on E. 37th St. in Madison Ave., police sources said.

A witness, who was walking nearby with his son, said he saw one of the victims fleeing the carnage.

“He was running down the street towards Sixth. He said he was shot. “I am touched, I am touched! »», She declared. “The cops are chasing him and he’s taken to the streets.”

Police surrounded a black Honda near the scene, ordered its occupants out and took two people into custody, police said. It was not immediately clear whether either would face charges. Police described one of the suspects as a 17-year-old boy.

Police recovered three pistols from the scene and at least 10 cartridge cases littered the ground.