Close call for rabbi as 2 men shoot at each other in Cypress Hills

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Two men were hurt, and a bystander narrowly escaped injury, during a shooting in Brooklyn.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Atlantic and Sheffield avenues in Cypress Hills.

Police say two men were shooting at each other when one of the bullets shattered the window of a passing car.

The driver, a rabbi, says he saw the shooter a split second before the shot was fired.

"I heard shooting from the right side," Rabbi Menachem Lessofl told Eyewitness News. "Everything happened in seconds. I moved my face to the right side, and I see this guy with his gun facing straight to me.... The bullet went straight into my car."

Lessofl was not hurt.

Both of the men involved in the shooting were wounded and taken to the hospital.

They are expected to be okay. There was no immediate word on charges.

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