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Fan’s finger hit with projectile during NYCFC playoff game
November 22, 2021
A man was struck in the finger by an “unknown projectile” that apparently whizzed into Yankee Stadium during NYCFC’s playoff game Sunday evening, cops said.
The 25-year-old victim was sitting up near the jumbotron area at the stadium on East 161st Street — next to the subway tracks — around 5 p.m. when he felt pain in a finger on his left hand, cops said.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with injuries “consistent with a gunshot wound,” but it was not confirmed early Monday whether a bullet had struck the victim, police said.
No shooting was reported inside the Bronx stadium, and the projectile appeared to have come from outside, cops said.
NYCFC beat Atlanta United 2-0 in the first round of the MLS playoffs to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Meanwhile, in a separate shooting early Monday, a 15-year-old boy was grazed in the groin around 2 a.m. when someone drove by in a white SUV and opened fire on East 209th Street near Decatur Avenue in Norwood, cops said.
He was taken to Montefiore Medical Center in stable condition, police said.
It was not immediately clear whether he was the intended target.