Suspects questioned in UWS shooting

December 17, 2008 7:25:09 PM PST
Police were questioning three people in connection with the shooting of a store owner. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. at Alex's Tobacco store on Broadway near 71st Street in the Upper West Side.

Police said a gunman walked into the store and started shooting.

The store owner was wounded in the hip. He was listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Witnesses said the gunman fled the scene in a vehicle. Police later surrounded a car that the suspect might have used in his getaway.

Investigators took three suspects into custody at the Port Authority bus terminal late Wednesday night. They were being questioned, but no charges had been filed.

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