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2 in custody following shooting near school in Chelsea

NEW YORK – Two persons are in custody after a shooting in Chelsea. 

Thankfully no person was injured, however two close by colleges did go into lockdown when pictures had been fired steps away from the doorway on West 18th Street. 

It all occurred round 2 p.m. on Ninth Avenue. Witnesses say two males dressed in all black started shooting on the sidewalk. 

Police shortly responded and arrested two males. 

A parked bus giving out COVID vaccines was struck by bullets, however the employee inside was not injured. It’s unclear if the gunmen supposed to shoot the bus. 

Police say nobody was hit in the shooting, however the close by High School for Humanities and a second school went into lockdown. It has since been lifted, however with the present local weather, college students in the school feared this was an lively shooter state of affairs, and had been informed to cover below their desks for over an hour as a precaution. 

“We just hid wherever we could. Lights off, doors closed, kept quiet. And texted our parents and everything,” one scholar mentioned. 

 “I’ve experienced it being, like, in the area, but never this close,” one other scholar mentioned. 

(*2*) one mum or dad mentioned. 

Police have two males in custody for questioning, however they haven’t but been charged. 

The fast space across the shooting was closed to visitors as police investigated. 

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