Harlem’s famous Rucker Park is used to having commotion on the basketball court. But not the kind of pandemonium that broke out Wednesday night.
According to the New York Post, five people were shot during a basketball game at Rucker Park Wednesday night, authorities and witnesses said.
One witness, Rodney Harris Jr., told the New York Post that the shooting was a result of a fight that began in the stands.
“All of a sudden the game stopped because a fight broke out in the stands,” said Harris. “The next thing you know one guy reaches into his pants pocket and pulled out a gun. He fired one shot into the crowd and then another.”
Former New York Knicks and Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson was in the crowd when the shooting began. According to the New York Post, he was safely escorted out of the area.
Check out the video of the scene at Rucker Park below (warning: video may contain inappropriate language).