NYC crime: 24-year-old shot in the face, 23-year-old slashed in East New York, Brooklyn

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By Dan Sears

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023 12:45AM

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — Two men have been hospitalized following a shooting incident outside of a Brooklyn deli on Monday.

The shooting took place in front of 604 Blake Avenue in East New York just before 3:30 p.m.

According to police, a 24-year-old was shot in the face and a 23-year-old was slashed in the back of the head.

The gunshot victim is listed in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital. The victim of the slashing is expected to survive.

Police say two male suspects fled the scene.

There is no word on a motive behind the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

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