13 injured after gunfire breaks out at Brooklyn backyard party

NEW YORK -- Police said gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn overnight, injuring 13 people.

Sgt. Daniel Doody of the New York Police Department says the shooting happened at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the East New York section after an argument. He says nine people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds, but all their injuries are not life-threatening. He says four others were taken to hospitals with cuts and bruises from the melee.

He says the gunmen have not been arrested, and no additional information is available.

A witness tells The New York Post he was heading to the store when he heard more than five shots.

Faylo Alston says he saw partygoers lying on the ground until the shooting stopped, and then "everyone scattered."
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