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2 Hurt In Shooting Near Brooklyn Senator's Office

August 24, 2018 - 11:56 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- Two men were wounded by gunfire outside a New York state senator's campaign office, according to the NYPD.
 
The shooting took place in Brooklyn, just outside the office of Sen. Jesse Hamilton, at around 7 p.m. Thursday.

The New York Post reports both victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition. 
 
The lawmaker says in a Twitter video that his staff feared for their lives when stray bullets landed inches from the front door of his campaign office in Crown Heights. 

"If someone was coming out of my campaign office tonight at the wrong time they would've gotten shot and that's disturbing to me," Hamilton says in the video.
 
Hamilton says gun violence is a problem in the community he serves. 
 
Police are searching for the gunman. 

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