Two Men Shot Outside Of S.O.B.'s In SoHo

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Two men are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a dispute devolved into a shooting on a SoHo sidewalk early this morning. Update, June 10, 2019: Police have arrested a Bronx resident. More details below.

Police say the shooting occurred around around 1:30 a.m. in front of 200 Varick Street in Manhattan. The nightclub S.O.B.'s, which is in ground floor of the building, had a "The Streets Is Watching Music" concert scheduled for Tuesday night. According to the NYPD, when officers responded to the scene, they found a 26-year-old man shot in the chest and abdomen. A second victim, a 29-year-old man, who was shot in the lower abdomen, was reportedly found a few blocks away.

The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are expected to live. PIX 11 reports that the victims are not cooperating with the police.

A suspect fled on Houston Street. The police investigation is ongoing.

In 2013, a shooting inside the club—allegedly sparked when "a gang member from New Jersey insulted New York City"—left four injured.

Update, June 10, 2019: Swandy Sanchez, a 19-year-old from the Bronx, was arrested. He was charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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