2 women shot in hair salon on Staten Island

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2 women shot in hair salon on Staten Island
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CeFaan Kim has the latest on a shooting at Staten Island hair salon that injured two women.

TOMPKINSVILLE, Staten Island (WABC) -- Two women were injured when bullets went flying into a beauty salon on Staten Island on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 63 Victory Boulevard just before 4 p.m.

Police say the two victims were inside a hair salon when two hooded men in masks, captured on surveillance video, started shooting into the location from the street.

Video shows the suspects strolling up to the salon on Victory Boulevard on Staten Island just before 4pm.

One of them points inside, appearing to identify their target or targets. Then the second man, the gunman, fires off several rounds into the salon and keeps blasting away. They then take off sprinting.

A 17-year-old suffered a graze wound to the head and a 35-year-old was shot twice the buttocks.

Both women were taken to Richmond University Medical Center and were expected to survive.

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The salon owner Bousso Babou said she was there when the bullets rang out and she doesn't know why her shop was targeted.

"They was looking for somebody in here. We was innocent," she said. "They could've waited for them outside to leave the shop. Whatever they do, they do it out there. Because we working here. Everybody was innocent. Anybody could've died in here."

NewsCopter 7 was over the scene and could see at least two bullet holes in the shattered storefront.

It's unclear if the shooting was targeted or random.

Few other details were released at this time.

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