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Man Shot Near Fordham University

By Amy Zimmer | July 16, 2012 10:04pm
Police tape coiled around a tree outside a crime scene.
Police tape coiled around a tree outside a crime scene.
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BRONX — After a man was shot in the torso in the Belmont section of the Bronx Monday night, a rowdy crowd gathered at the scene, prompting police to take eight people into custody, NYPD officials said.

Two officers suffered minor injuries in the chaos.

The incident kicked off just before 8 p.m. when a 28-year-old man was shot in the torso at East 187th Street and Prospect Avenue, just blocks from Fordham University, shortly before 8 p.m.

The unidentified man was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

Charges were pending for the eight taken into custody from the crowd that formed after the shooting, according to NYPD officials.

Two officers were injured by glass. One had glass in his eye, the other had lacerations on his hand, NYPD officials said.

Both officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.