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NYC party ends in deadly gunfire

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- A young father was killed and eight others wounded early Saturday when a "Freaky Friday" party in New York City ended in gunfire, police said.

The gunfire began after 3 a.m. at a house in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Police said they were questioning several people Saturday afternoon but no one had been charged, The New York Times reported.

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Donzell Rogers, 20, was pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

His girlfriend told the New York Daily News Rogers decided to stop by the party after a quick trip to a pizzeria. She said he has a 1-year-old son.

"He was just an innocent bystander," she said. "It was someone else's fight. He had nothing to do with it but got killed."

Neighbors said the party had been advertised on flyers around the area. DeSean Dixon, 25, who lives near the two-family house where the party was held, told the Times similar events in the past two weeks "went off without a hitch."

Police said the shooting apparently started with an argument between two of the partiers, the Daily News reported.

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