A gunshot in the middle of a scuffle in Times Square, a tourist attraction in New York, left a 21-year-old man injured last Sunday evening (27), reported the website of the American channel CNN.
The man, who was not involved in the fight, was shot in the back and taken to hospital, where medics said he should survive his injuries, according to CNN.
The identity of the victim has not been disclosed and the incident is being investigated by the police. No one has been arrested so far.
New York has seen an increase in crime. Police data released by CNN shows that there were 680 incidents involving gunfire between the start of the year and June 20, a 53% increase from the same period last year.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced increased surveillance of arms sales in the United States and called for more resources for the police to try to stem the rise in gun deaths in the country. .
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