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What was supposed to be a typical coffee-sipping, stroller-pushing Sunday morning on the tranquil Upper West Side was disrupted today as residents discovered that the Apple Store on Broadway and 67th Street had been attacked overnight. The cobweb pattern spanning two massive glass window panels didn't appear to be the aftermath of a few forcefully thrown pebbles. In fact, according to Upper West Siders standing outside the store, the evidence suggested that two bullets had pierced the glass sometime during the night.
Around 11am today, police officers were surveying the damage while residents walked by to gape at the scene. The vendor who runs the Apple accessory stand outside the store identified the two piercings in the glass as bullet holes, but the precinct wouldn't confirm that a shooting had occurred.
This isn't the first time the Upper West Side Apple store has appeared in the news this week. Just this past Wednesday, we learned that two customers were suing Apple for alleged racial discrimination at the same location. We'll report more details on the attack as they emerge. In case you have a hankering for an Apple product, the store is up and running as usual.
· Upper West Side Apple Store Sued for Racial Discrimination [Racked NY]