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8 wounded in Harlem

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Gunfire erupted along three blocks in New York's Harlem neighborhood Monday night, leaving eight young males wounded, authorities said.

Police, who were looking for suspects, said they thought the shootings occurred after a disturbance at Marcus Garvey Park where shots were fired in a large crowd, The New York Times reported.

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Emergency workers said the first call of someone being wounded came in at 10:14 p.m. and was followed by several others in the next 10 minutes. Victims were found along Lenox Avenue at 125th, 126th and 128th streets, the Times said.

One victim, an 18-year-old, was in critical condition with a chest wound, while the other seven apparently were stable, authorities said.

It wasn't known what triggered the shootings, police said.

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