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Man Shot 15 Minutes After He Was Released After Serving 15 Years

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A New York City man was shot just minutes after he was released from prison this week.

The 33-year-old just finished serving 15 years for first-degree assault on Thursday. He was released from Otisville State Prison and was shot 15 minutes later near the Metro-North Otisville station.

Police say the shooting occurred around 10 a.m.

The victim was given a train ticket to travel to a halfway home in Manhattan. He was allegedly heading to the station when he was picked up by a car. The passengers of the car presumably shot the victim, who then staggered into the train station and asked a technician servicing a ticket machine for help, WABC reported.

Schools in Otisville were put on lockdown, with added police presence and canceled outdoor activities.

Two suspects were apprehended in Manhattan and taken by police to Otisville Thursday evening. Charges have not yet been filed.

The victim underwent surgery and is expected to recover.

Sources: ABC News, WABC

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