Car crashes into parked car in Brownsville after driver and passenger are shot

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BROWNSVILLE -

A driver and passenger were shot while in their car, leading to a crash in Brownsville Thursday.

Police say it all began on Buffalo Avenue and East New York Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

 Investigators say the two victims, a 28-year-old and 29-year-old man, were sitting in their car near the corner of Buffalo and East New York when someone started shooting.

Officials say they tried to drive away but ended up crashing into a parked car on Rockaway Parkway between Winthrop Street and Clarkson Avenue and flagged down a passing driver and asked him to call the police.

News 12 is told the 28-year-old was shot in the arm and the 29-year-old was shot in the mouth.

They were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

In the meantime, police are still searching for the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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