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.

The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is expected to be OK. Police are investigating the incident.