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2 January 2002

New York Times

Two revelers who fired handguns into the air to celebrate the New Year were wounded in separate exchanges of gunfire with the police early yesterday after they turned their weapons on officers, the police said. Hours later, after another year in which the number of murders in the city had declined sharply, the first homicide of the new year occurred. The shootings of the revelers occurred minutes apart, one in Queens, the other in Brooklyn. At about five minutes... (

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