Gunman shot and wounded by police during outdoor concert outside NYC church

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during an outdoor choir performance on the steps of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City's Upper West Side on Sunday, and was himself shot and wounded by police, according to police and a Reuters photographer at the scene. New York City Police Department spokesman Sergeant Edward Riley said the gunman had fired on police, but no officers or bystanders were believed to have been injured

Reuters December 14, 2020 04:10:19 IST
Gunman shot and wounded by police during outdoor concert outside NYC church

Gunman shot and wounded by police during outdoor concert outside NYC church

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during an outdoor choir performance on the steps of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City's Upper West Side on Sunday, and was himself shot and wounded by police, according to police and a Reuters photographer at the scene.

New York City Police Department spokesman Sergeant Edward Riley said the gunman had fired on police, but no officers or bystanders were believed to have been injured. The suspect, who was not identified, was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, the sergeant said.

The shooting occurred outside the landmark cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, at Amsterdam Avenue and West 112th Street in Manhattan, in the midst of an outdoor choir performance on the steps of the church.

(Reporting by Jeenah Moon and Peter Szekely in New York City; Writing by Steve Gorman; editing by Diane Craft)

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