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Shooting Leaves 3 Dead at West Indian Day Parade in New York

A shooting a few blocks off the route of the annual West Indian Day Parade, scarred by violence at least twice in the last several years, left two police officers wounded and three people dead Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.An officer was shot Monday night in one of his arms and was hospitalized but was expected to survive. Another officer was grazed by a bullet.At least three other people were hit in the shooting, said police.One of the dead people was a bystander, police said, and the other two were criminal shooters.Witnesses said the shooting went on for at least 30 seconds. Area resident Thomas Kaminsky said it sounded like machine-gun fire outside his building.The gunshots rang out in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after the parade, which was marred by fatal shootings in 2003 and 2005. Post-parade parties are common, but police wouldn't say if the fatal shooting was related to them.Earlier Monday, revelers had filled the streets in colorful costumes during the p...

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