A U.S. Marine was hit by gunfire during a nearby dispute between ‘CD peddlers’ in Times Square on Sunday evening, according to reports.
Lt. Samuel Poulin, a 21-year-old newlywed, was visiting New York City with his family when he was struck in the back by a ricocheting bullet, authorities say.
Poulin was walking with his wife, sister, and brother-in-law in the Big Apple at around 5:15 p.m. when the incident unfolded.
An altercation broke out between men believed to be selling bootleg CDs.
One of the men pulled out a firearm and appeared to discharge multiple rounds in surveillance footage released by the NYPD.
Poulin was hit in the back.
“A relative of the victim — who was visiting the Big Apple from upstate Northville for a baptism — pulled the slug out and gave it to police,” sources told the New York Post.
Poulin was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition and is expected to recover.
NYPD released an image of the alleged shooter, but no arrests had been made as of Monday morning.
Lt. Poulin recently graduated from the The Citadel and accepted his commission into the Marines in May.
Last month, three innocent bystanders — including a 4-year-old girl — were struck by gunfire when alleged shooter Farrakhan Muhammad unleashed a hail of bullets in Times Square during a dispute with his own brother.
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