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Three People Shot Near Livonia Avenue, Authorities Say

By  Elizabeth Hagen and Aidan Gardiner | November 30, 2012 12:26pm | Updated on November 30, 2012 1:52pm

 Three people were shot in Brownsville on Friday November 30, 2012.
Three people were shot in Brownsville on Friday November 30, 2012.
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BROWNSVILLE — Three men were shot on Livonia Avenue Friday morning, an FDNY spokesman said.

The gunfire erupted outside a deli at 246 Livonia Ave. about 10:45 a.m. after five men got into a dispute, witnesses and officials said.

"I heard three shots then a five-second break and then two more shots. After that I was just hiding," said John Chen, a 32-year-old liquor store manager who works across the street.

One of the victims was shot in the hand and shoulder; another man was hit in the stomach, while the third victim sustained a wound to the leg, authorities said.

Two of the victims were taken to Interfaith Medical Center and the third person to Kings County Hospital Center, an NYPD spokesman said.

The victims, none of whom were identified, were expected to recover from their injuries, officials said.

It's unclear what sparked the violence.

No arrests have been made and cops are still investigating the shooting, police said.

Monica F., works at a beauty supply shop across the street from the shooting. She said she was terrified by the timing of the shooting.

"I don't even want to go outside," she said. "It's so early in the morning and look what happens"