30-40 Men Involved in East Broadway Fight; One Person Stabbed

A large fight ended in the stabbing of a man on East Broadway last night. Late into the evening, police were still determining how it all began.

Man Shot in the Back Near Rutgers Houses (Updated 5:39 p.m.)

Police gather in front of Rutgers Houses following shooting. Photo: WNBC.

At about 3 o’clock this afternoon there was a shooting outside the subway station on Rutgers Street, near Madison. The victim, who was hit in the back, was taken to New York Downtown Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.  According to WNBC, at least two separate crime scenes were established. WABC reported that the MTA had received information about an armed man on an F train at the station, but an initial search did not turn up a suspect. Tonight police are still looking for the gunman.

UPDATE 5:39 p.m. More information about this incident.  Police believe the shooting did not happen in front of the subway station but at 38 Rutgers Street, which is part of the Rutgers public housing complex.  Police have spoken with the victim, and they have reason to believe he knew the shooter, but at the moment, investigators do not have a name or a description.  The victim is in his mid-30′s.

 

Man Stabbed Near Rutgers and Cherry Streets

Image via Google maps.

Tonight about 7:30 p.m., a male victim was stabbed near the intersection of Cherry and Rutgers streets. A NYPD spokesman says a man, in his mid-30′s, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He is expected to survive.  No other information is being released this evening; an investigation is ongoing; no arrests have been made. DNA Info reported the victim is in stable condition.