Around 5:30 a.m. this morning, a man was shot outside of the Cozy Soup 'n' Burger, the 24 hour joint on Broadway at Astor Place. According to 1010 WINS, the man was critically injured, after being shot in the back and neck; he was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Last summer, a shooting occurred outside the restaurant when two groups got into an argument (by the time the cops arrived, no one was there but there were gun shell casings...and a woman did eventually show up to a hospital saying her boyfriend was shot in the ankle).

Update: Jesse Chan-Norris heard the gunfire and took the photograph above.