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The New York City Police Department says it is investigating an incident involving officers at the Bronx School District, but says the department has not been made aware of any injuries or any reports of people being injured.
A school district spokesman, Edmondson, says that officers were in a stairwell when they saw the man, who was standing on the sidewalk near the entrance to the gymnasium, fall about two feet.
“At this point we are looking into the reports that are coming in to the police department,” Edmondsson said in an email.
The Bronx school district issued a statement saying the incident was not related to the school district.
The district also said it is cooperating with the police investigation.
It did not say whether any injuries had been reported.
In another incident, two men were shot in Queens.
A man was shot in the chest during an altercation with police, authorities said, and a woman was shot and wounded by a stray bullet in Brooklyn.
Authorities said there were no arrests in either incident.
A police spokesman said officers responded to a report of shots fired at the school on the 1000 block of East 59th Street around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, the same day a man was fatally shot in a Brooklyn park.
An officer fired shots at a person who was lying on the ground, police said, but the man and his friends were able to get away.
Authorities have not identified the man who was shot.
The NYPD has not released the names of the two people shot.