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Police: Gunfire, no injuries, near NY Native American powwow

September 2, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say gunfire erupted near a Native American celebration that draws thousands of visitors on Long Island. A man was arrested, and no one was injured.

New York State police say troopers heard gunshots around 8 p.m. Saturday while providing security at the Shinnecock Indian Powwow at the tribe’s reservation near Southampton. The event is open to the public.

Troopers found a 23-year-old Mastic man fighting with other attendees nearby.

Troopers were told he fired a shot, another man grabbed the gun and another shot was fired as they grappled. The second man fled with the gun.

The 23-year old was arrested on charges including weapon possession and held for arraignment Sunday.

Information from the arraignment wasn’t immediately available Sunday. No phone number for his home could immediately be found.

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