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Citywide Alert In New York Following Multiple Shooting

Citywide alerts have been issued across New York City after reports of a gang-related shooting that put three people in hospital.

According to reports, the shooting took place in the East Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, outside a NYC public housing authority building, around 8.10pm on Monday (local time).

The incident is said to be gang-related.

Three people, reportedly all young men, have been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.  NBC reported two men suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, and another sustained wounds to his back.

The New York Police Department said all three are expected to survive.

Police have requested a citywide hospital canvas for possible additional gunshot victims.

Reports indicate up to nine shots were fired.

The alleged shooter is yet to be apprehended.

More to come.