Shocking video shows gangs in New York launching fireworks at each other

New Yorkers appear to be launching fireworks at one another in shocking footage that has been shared online.

Two men were injured in separate incidents involving the explosives.

A 33-year-old man was hit in Brooklyn and a teenager was struck in the chest in the Bronx. Both men were said to be in a critical condition.

And there have already been more than 1,700 fireworks-related complaints through the first half of the month, including 455 on Sunday. That's up from fewer than 25 during the same period last year.

Clips shared on Twitter show groups of people running through the streets, appearing to take aim at others with the devices.

At one point a police patrol car passes as fireworks are lit and thrown. It is not know exactly where the footage taken or if any police action was taken.

A spokesman for NYPD said: 'Incidents remain under investigation at this time.'

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