MOUNT HOPE, N.Y. - Authorities say a New York City man was shot within minutes of being released from an upstate prison.
Police say the 33-year-old ex-convict was shot in the Orange County town of Mount Hope around 10 a.m. Thursday, about 15 minutes after being released from the medium-security prison in nearby Otisville.
The man managed to get to a nearby train station, where someone called 911. State police say the man underwent surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Information on his condition hasn't been released.
Authorities say they are seeking two men spotted fleeing the scene in a car with Illinois plates.
Police say the man had intended to take a train back to Manhattan but was offered a ride at the last minute.