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Man shot himself in Washington Sq. Park

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Plain clothes officers and detectives inside the park after the man was removed to the hospital.

Greenwich Village, Manhattan-  Police responded  to West 4th Street and Macdougal Street for reports of a shooting at approximately 5:15 AM today. They found a man shot in the leg and he was transported to Bellevue Hospital center in stable condition. All entrances to Washington Square Park were closed off to the public until after 7 AM.

Due to the possibility  there was an outstanding suspect for the shooting, the 6 Precinct commanding officer called a LEVEL 1 mobilization to assign additional officers to the area. Patrol officers, personnel from the Strategic Response Group, and aviation participated in looking for a possible perpetrator.

As of this morning, the NYPD have not taken anyone into custody.

UPDATE: ABC7ny reported that  later in the morning when detectives were able to review video footage it was determined that the man had accidentally shot himself on a bench in Washington Sq Park before moving to the street corner where he was found by police. You can read their story here. 

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From the sidewalk parallel to Washington Sq Park S., the man’s pants and shirt could be seen. PHOTO: BRENDAN WALSH
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Plain clothes officers and detectives inside the park after the man was removed to the hospital. PHOTO: Brendan Walsh
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6 pct officers inside the park securing the crime scene. PHOTO: BRENDAN WALSH

Reporting and photos by Brendan Walsh (@brendanwalshnyc).

 

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