Gunman in 'Scream' Mask Shoots 2 on Halloween Night

Suspect is still on the loose
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2018 12:42 PM CDT
Gunman in 'Scream' Mask On the Run After Shooting 2
This is a 2010 photo from another crime involving a "Scream" mask.   (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department)

(Newser) – A scary and all-too-real Halloween night incident played out in Manhattan just before 2am Thursday: Someone in a "Scream" mask shot two people—and is still on the loose. Police initially said the gunman was wearing a Michael Myers mask from the Halloween film franchise, but witnesses later confirmed it was a Ghostface mask from the Scream movies, NBC New York reports. A 17-year-old girl was shot once in the torso and a 24-year-old man was shot twice, once in the leg and once in the torso, on 163rd Street in Washington Heights. A friend tells the New York Daily News the teen had been attending a Halloween party just before she was shot. Both victims were in critical condition, but expected to survive. (Thieves in animal masks caused chaos in a Vegas casino.)

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