Police: Bullets that hit 2 bystanders in shooting came from officers' guns

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Police say bullets that hit two bystanders amid a police-involved shooting Wednesday in University Heights came from officers' weapons.

They say 37-year-old Edwin Castillo-Concepcion of Crotona Park East was running toward them firing shots, wearing a mask and carrying a backpack filled with drugs.

Police say they fired more than 25 rounds. Two innocent bystanders were hit by bullets. A woman was shot in the stomach and a 12-year-old girl was hit by bullet fragments in the leg. Her grandfather says she will be OK. The woman was in stable condition.

A car marked with bullet holes remained at the scene Thursday night, along with a heavy police presence.

Police say the suspect is charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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