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Gunman in 'Scream' Mask Shoots 2 on Halloween in NYC

A 17-year-old girl was shot once in the torso and a 24-year-old man was shot twice -- once in the torso and once in the leg

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    Search Continues for Halloween Masked Gunman

    It was a terrifying end to Halloween night after a masked gunman shoots and injures two people — one teen girl and one man — in Washington Heights. Police are still searching for the gunman. Ida Siegal with the latest.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018)

    Somebody wearing a "Scream" mask is on the loose after shooting a teenage girl and a man in Manhattan, cops say.

    Gunshots rang out just before 2 a.m. Thursday on 163rd Street in Washington Heights right as Halloween festivities were winding down, the NYPD said.

    Police initially said the gunman had definitely been wearing a Michael Myers mask, the trademark of the villain in the "Halloween" slasher films, but later said it could have been confused for the villain from "Scream."

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    Witnesses confirmed the mask was "Ghostface," the longfaced, sunken-eyed haunt adopted by several characters of the cult horror series "Scream." 

    Police say he shot a 17-year-old girl once in the torso and shot a 24-year-old man twice -- once in the leg and torso.

    Both victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition. There was no immediate update on their condition hours later, but cops said they were both expected to survive. 

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