4 people shot, wounded on crowded NYC boardwalk

By the Associated Press | June 9, 2011 | 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say four people have been shot and wounded on a crowded boardwalk near a New York City beach, and two are in critical condition.

Fire Department of New York spokesman Paul Iannizzotto (EE'-nah-zoh-toh) says a male and a female were critically wounded in Thursday afternoon's shooting on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

They were taken to Coney Island Hospital, along with a third male whose condition was unknown.

He says a fourth person, also male, was taken with gunshot wounds to his elbow and ankle to a different hospital.

No arrests have been made. The shooting is under investigation.