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Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News
Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News

Update: Romanian tourist, shot in New York. He is in stable condition, Foreign Ministry says

Three men, including a 29-year-old Romanian tourist, have been shot in Manhattan, New York, near the Empire State Building on Sunday, New York Daily News reports.

The incident occurred in front of a liquor store, after a rivalry fight. According to the police, the shooter and a friend were walking along W. 31st St. toward Fifth Ave. and were outside the Herald Square Spirits wine and liquor store at about 4:40 p.m. when they started arguing with an acquaintance behind them.

One of the men then spun around and started blasting indiscriminately, wounding the subject of his wrath — and two other men, one a Romanian tourist Adrian Burduja leaving the liquor store, sources said.

Two of the victims, Abdoulaye Kane, 25, Ahmend Kabia, 43, were in front of the store when they had been shot in left arm and in the right shoulder, respectively, while Adrian Burduja, 29, was shot in the back. Burduja was passing by the area on his bike.

All three victims were taken to the Bellevue Hospital and are in stable condition.

The aggressor has fled the scene, with policemen putting him on a APB.

MAE: The Romanian citizen is in stable condition

The Romanian citizen wounded in New York was transported to hospital and received emergency medical care, now he is in stable condition, the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) informs on Monday.

“The Consulate General in New York is closely following the events related to the incident on January 21, 2018 in New York. (…) The Consulate has made emergency steps to the local authorities to confirm the ID of the Romanian citizen and his current condition. According to the information received from the authorities, the Romanian citizen was urgently transported to a proximity hospital where he received medical care and his current condition is stable. The Consulate General is monitoring the situation and keeps in constant touch with the authorities and will grant consular assistance according to the demands,” a MAE release reads.


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