NYC news is reporting that two gay men were shot at 4:30am this morning outside Chelsea’s M2 Ultralounge, which is hosting the annual post-Black Party event Alegria Extreme. One man was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the leg as both patrons stood in the club’s outside smoking area. Police have not made an arrest and have not determined if the shooting may have been a hate crime.
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