8 Shot in Harlem Rampage

Teens in hospital after gunman seeks revenge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 6:00 AM CDT
Police look for evidence and witnesses in Harlem where several people were shot near a busy intersection.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
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(Newser) – At least seven young people are in the hospital with gunshot wounds after a shooter went on a rampage in Harlem, the New York Daily News reports. Cops believe the gunman was taking revenge after being jumped at a basketball tournament earlier in the day. The victims, all but one teenagers, were wounded within a three-block radius. The gunman is still at large.

"At first I thought someone had fireworks early, but he had a gun and he was shooting," a witness said. "He shot them as he found them. Before they knew anything, he hit them."