3 men wanted after 2 are shot during attempted robbery in Morris Heights

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MORRIS HEIGHTS -

Police are searching for three men wanted for questioning after two men were shot during an attempted robbery in Morris Heights Saturday.

The shooting happened around noon on Grand Avenue.

According to police, one of the men approached the victims, a 58-year-old and a 64-year-old, pulled out a gun and demanded their belongings.

As the victims tried to run away, at least two shots were fired, hitting the 58-year-old twice in the buttocks.

Emergency medical services responded to the scene and took him to the hospital, where he is expected to be OK.

The shooting was one of four that happened in Morris Heights on Saturday. There was a total of five victims in all.

There is no word yet on whether any of the shootings are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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