Police responded to reports of shots fired at 92nd street and Columbus Avenue on Friday night around 11:30 p.m.
About 10 men in their 20’s were involved in a fight on the West Side of 92nd, which apparently extended as far North as 95th street, an NYPD spokesman told us. A witness told police one man had been pointing a gun at three others, but police could not determine whether shots were fired. No one was arrested and no guns were recovered.
One woman who came upon the scene shortly afterward said several men were in handcuffs.
“I walked by 92nd and Columbus around midnight and there were the police with several guys in handcuffs and some other cops searching for a gun with flashlights. Lots of people were standing around watching. Apparently they shot some other guy who ran away and them collapsed a few blocks north,” she wrote in an email.
“Our doorman heard about it on the police radio. Apparently there were cops stationed between 92nd and 108th because the other guy headed north until he collapsed from being shot. We didn’t see the shooting but people around told us what happened. We just saw the guys in handcuffs and police looking around with a flashlight for the gun. The area was blocked off.”
Image of 92nd and Columbus via Google Maps.