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Fatalities Confirmed After Gunman Fired Shots In NYC

At least two people may have been killed after a gunman fired from a pick-up truck that ran down people in New York City.

A person is in custody after shots were reportedly fired and a vehicle hit people in lower Manhattan.

New York City police have been unable to yet confirm if there are any injuries, but local media reported at least five, including possible fatalities.

The New York Post says two people have been killed after being shot from a gunman firing from his truck.

"What happened was there was a car crash... he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him," a 14-year-old Stuyvesant student told the Post.

"I heard four to six gunshots - everybody starts running."

An eyewitness told local news ABC TV he saw a white pick-up truck drive south down the bike path alongside the West Side Highway at full speed and hit several people.

The witness said bodies were lying outside Stuyvesant High School, one of the city's elite public schools.

He also reported hearing about nine or 10 shots, but was not sure where they came from.

AAP

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