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 26 yr old man was shot two times in the chest. A 29 year old man was shot in the hip after an argument between a large group outside of Sounds of Brazil (S.O.B’s) club on Varick St in Soho. The search for the suspect continues. The victim’s are expected to survive. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/gH5fPkX0lm
— Aundrea Cline-Thomas (@AClineThomas) May 9, 2019
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.