INWOOD — A man was shot in the torso after arguing with another group of men at an Inwood intersection, police and witnesses said.
It was the second assault in the area Thursday morning, police said.
The 26-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was standing at the intersection of Academy Street and Vermilyea Avenue when he was shot about 5 a.m., according to witnesses and an NYPD spokesman.
The victim was standing at the corner with two friends when a group of four men passed them and exchanged words, witnesses said.
"I just heard some shouting. One guy ran from the middle of the street and fired three shots that hit another guy in the chest," said a bodega worker who asked not to be named.
"He yelled, 'I got hit. Someone take me to the hospital,'" the worker said.
He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition, police said.
Meanwhile, three blocks away, four men were slashed in a fight at Dyckman Street and Sherman Avenue, the NYPD said. Police said the dispute started nearby at the Uptown Social Club.
They were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals, police said.
Police had not made any arrests in either incident later Thursday morning, a spokesman said.