A Staten Island robbery gone awry left two Staten Islanders recovering from gunshot wounds on New Year's Day, cops said.
Investigators continue to look for the masked gunmen who tried to rob the Hot Bagels Deli on Arthur Kill Road less than two hours into the New Year on Thursday.
The gunmen walked into the deli at around 1:31 a.m. with firearms drawn and demanded that the four male employees get on the floor. Two of the employees, aged 28 and 30 years old, didn't comply and were shot, police said.
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The armed men then fled the store empty-handed and hopped into a light-colored sedan driven by an unidentified third person.
One victim was shot in his right shoulder, the other in his torso. Both were rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North. The 28-year-old shot in the shoulder was released on Thursday. Police said the 30-year-old is expected to survive.
Authorities continue to look for the gunmen who were only described as men wearing blue, hooded sweatshirts and dark pants.
Anyone with information about the shooting or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. Tips can also be submitted online at the Crime Stoppers website. All calls are confidential.