Two Injured, One Killed in Shooting Near Penn Station in Manhattan

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Midtown Manhattan Shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, during a shooting that occurred early Monday morning in Manhattan near Penn Station.

There are no suspects that were immediately arrested, the Associated Press reports.

The shooting happened around 6 a.m. near the Penn Station entrance at 35th Street and Eight Avenue. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting may have started out on the street and then continued into the subway station.

One person was killed and two were taken to a hospital in serious condition. One the the hospitalized individuals was shot in the stomach and the other in the leg; their injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

Two men in a nearby methadone program at the West Midtown Medical Group said they knew two victims, one that was killed and one who was injured. Both victims have been in the clinic for years.

"This kind of thing doesn't happen over here," said Michael Gessow, 39, of the Bronx, who said he has been coming to the clinic for 10 years. "There's a group of us here that don't let things like this go down here. They were real nice guys, straight guys. I can't believe it."

Richard Buckley, 59, of Queens, who has been coming to the clinic for 14 years, said: "I have never seen anything like this happen. ... This is terrible.""

Police were interviewing people at a nearby McDonald's, officials and patients at the methadone clinic.