EAST NEW YORK - A man is in the hospital recovering after a gunman fired shots near a playground in East New York this afternoon.
Police say a 42-year-old man was shot in the leg at around 3 p.m. Neighbors say they heard two or three gunshots just steps away from a park near Dumont Avenue and Bradford Street.
Parents and children who were playing at the park say they were shaken up when the shots rang out.
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The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is expected to be OK. Police are investigating the incident.