Four members of an unarmed volunteer Jewish patrol were recovering Friday, and a Pennsylvania man was charged with shooting them as they pursued and tried to subdue him for alleged lewdness a night earlier in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.

David Flores, 33, of Harrisburg, Pa., is accused of firing six shots, wounding the four and shooting himself in the left arm during the melee in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Police said Flores would be arraigned on charges of attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment - after being treated for his injuries. Police said they were investigating complaints that Flores was exposing himself in his car.

Two of the members of Brooklyn South Shomrim Patrol were released from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn on Friday, said Simcha Bernath, the group's coordinator and police liaison. He said two others were being held as a precaution, but would be released over the weekend.

Found in neighborhoods with a large Jewish presence around the world, the Shomrim are licensed groups that serve as a conduit between the community and local police precincts, he said.

In New York, the Shomrim have worked with the NYPD for more than 20 years, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. They are just one of dozens of unarmed civilian patrols in the city.

NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne said community groups are licensed with local precincts and get volunteer training, including how to use two-way radios.

On Thursday, the group received two phone calls of a man of "exposing himself in a car" near 41st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, Kelly said.

A description of the man was put over the group's two-way radio system, and Flores' car was spotted at 9th Avenue and 46th Street, Kelly said. The group pursued Flores by car down 46th Street where he hit traffic, Kelly said. As the Shomrim members got out and approached Flores, he came out and fired a shot in the air, Kelly said. A struggle followed, and Flores fired five more shots, striking four patrol members, and shot himself in the left forearm, Kelly said.

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