Police: N.Y. man opened fire on teens

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- A New York man, angered because rowdy teens hanging out on his stoop near midnight wouldn't leave, opened fired on them with a hunting rifle, police said.

One youth, shot in the neck, was hospitalized in serious condition, the New York Post reported Monday.


Another teen was wounded by shrapnel and a neighbor, Yana Kaprovskaya, 21, was hit in the knee by a bullet fragment, investigators said.

Police arrested Brooklyn resident Thomas Dunikowski, 30, who was charged with assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

"There were kids on bikes all over the place -- then I heard pop! pop! pop!" a neighbor said. "I looked out my window, and [a] kid was laying there in the street."

A police report said when the youths refused to leave Dunikowski's stoop he took a 5.56 mm Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle to a second-floor window and started shooting.

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