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Shots fired from backyard hurt 4 at other outdoor party

September 23, 2018

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two men and two women at an outdoor party were hurt after bullets fired from another yard penetrated a fence separating the spaces and injured them.

Nassau County police say the four injured people were in the rear yard of a building on Dorlon Street in Hempstead, New York, around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say gunfire came an adjacent yard and went through a PVC fence that separated the properties.

It was unclear who had fired the bullets.

The victims were a 38-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, along with a 41-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman.

They were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

An investigation is ongoing.

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