4 Shot, Dozens Arrested In N.Y. Mayhem

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aliciawesly2
NEW YORK: Four people were shot and dozens were arrested Monday in a stretch of Manhattan near Times Square in mayhem following the city's annual auto show, police said. A group of teenagers and young adults ran amok, squaring off against one another and harassing pedestrians along a one-mile stretch of midtown near the Jacob A. Javits Center, where the New York International Auto Show is held, police said. Four people were arrested related to the shootings — three males ages 17 to 23 and a teenage girl — and investigators were still working to identify the gunmen. Fifty other people were arrested. A man was shot in the ankle at Eighth Avenue and 40th Street around 12:10 a.m. Shortly after, a woman was hit with a BB gun several blocks northeast at Seventh Avenue and 51st Street. About two hours later, two women were shot — one in the elbow and another in the thigh — near Seventh Avenue and 34th Street. All four were in stable condition, police said.