Man assaulted in the parking lot of Planet Fitness in Spring Valley

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Violence erupted on the streets of Rockland County for the second night in a row on Sunday.

Spring Valley police say an assault took place in the parking lot of Planet Fitness on Route 59 around 9 p.m.

Officers tell News 12 that a man was waiting for a friend outside his truck when he was approached by four other men. The victim was assaulted by one of the men and was also reportedly shot. However, police have yet to confirm the shooting.

He was taken to Nyack Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Investigators do say this was a random attack and no arrests have been made.

The Planet Fitness was not open at the time of the assault, but people say the parking lot is always crowded.

On Saturday evening, police say a 19-year-old man was found shot in the street on Dwight Avenue in Hillcrest in the Town of Ramapo. Police say he is in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center. The suspects remain on the loose in that case as well.

Ramapo police say that they do have leads and hope to make an arrest today.

Those who live in county say the two attacks are just alarming. "There are guns everywhere. That's the problem. Guns, guns. Everyone goes out and buys guns," says Seamus Gallagher, of Blauvelt.

The two attacks are not related.

Police are asking anyone with information on the Hillcrest shooting to call 845-357-2400.

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