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Two stabbed outside Westhampton Beach restaurant

Two people were stabbed and witnesses said a shot was fired outside a Westhampton Beach restaurant early Friday, following an altercation inside the establishment after revelers rang in the new year, village police said.

The two were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center with "non-life threatening injuries," police said.

Their identities were not disclosed.

Westhampton Beach Village police said that shortly before 3 a.m. officers were called to the Westhampton Steakhouse at 142 Mill Rd., after receiving a report of "shots fired."

Village police asked for assistance from Quogue Village police, Southampton Town police and New York State police to help disperse a crowd of approximately 250 to 300 people who had gathered for a New Year's Eve party.

Police said witnesses reported an altercation inside the restaurant that "escalated" once it moved outside, resulting in the stabbing of two people and a handgun being fired. Officers said no weapon has been found.

The incident is under investigation.

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