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Teen Paralyzed After Group Opens Fire at Harlem Playground, Police Say

MANHATTAN — Police are looking for a pair of men they said fired into a group of young people in an East Harlem playground over the weekend, paralyzing a 19-year-old man.

The two suspects first pulled guns and demanded property from the group of nine young men, including a 7-year-old boy, who were hanging out in the public space in the Carver Houses on East 104th Street and Madison Avenue early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD.

The group refused to give them their belongings and video shows two men then firing into the fleeing crowd, paralyzing the teen and injuring another 19-year-old man and 20-year-old man, who were both in stable condition.

The shooters then fled on foot.

Police said one suspect was 6-foot-3-inches with a slim build and was wearing an orange shirt.

The second suspect was described as about 5-foot-8-inches, also with a slim build. He was wearing a brown shirt.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.