Several people shot, 1 by an NYPD officer, in Inwood section of Manhattan

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Monday, September 27, 2021
5 people shot, 1 by an NYPD officer, in Upper Manhattan
Police say five people were shot, one of them by a responding NYPD officer, when gunfire rang out in Inwood early Monday.

INWOOD, Manhattan (WABC) -- A suspected gunman shot by an NYPD officer is hospitalized, and four other people were wounded, after gunfire erupted outside a lounge in Inwood early Monday morning.

It happened at around 4 a.m. outside the 11:11 Restaurant and Lounge at 10th Avenue and West 211th Street.

Officers were patrolling the area when they spotted a group in a disagreement.

Private security guards intervened, and the NYPD officers started to walk away, thinking the situation resolved.

Police say that's when a gunman, identified as 25 year old Isamuel Alcantara of the Bronx, opened fire. One officer returned fire, striking Alcantara in the hip.

WATCH: Raw video of shooting scene in Inwood

NYPD units were on the scene after initial reports indicated up to five people were shot after gunfire range out at 10th Avenue and 211th Street.

Alcantara was taken to Harlem Hospital, where police said he was undergoing surgery.

Two more gunshot victims were found at the scene, and two other victims walked to the nearby Allen Pavilion Hospital.

All four were being treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening.

The police officer was taken to the hospital to be checked out for tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

Alcantara has an extensive criminal record. The gun police say he fired was recovered at the scene.

It appears to be an unregistered "ghost gun," one with no serial number that can be bought and built at home.

These have been a major, ongoing concern for law enforcement.

Police are still looking for other suspects in the shooting,

This is the second shooting in a week outside an Inwood nightclub.

Last Monday morning at almost the exact same time, a man was killed outside the Opus Lounge on West 202nd Street.

Gunfire erupted outside the Opus Lounge on West 202nd Street just before 4:15 a.m.

Police say the shootings are not related. But neighbors are fed up.

"The guns - it's a lot of guns in the street and everything," said Yudesca Kasse.

"For now, I just want everybody to check when they go into a club to see if they have anything on and take care of yourself because it's crazy," said Marlene Rodriguez.

Asked if she thinks bars should require patrons to pass through metal detectors, Rodriguez replied, "I think so, too. They're supposed to. This is very crazy lately."

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