English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Three men dead, seven more in the hospital and pretty near fifty-five men locked up in less than two hours since the ~ battle in the alley.
Should it be 'Three men are
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It's a colloquial sentence-type in which the verb (are) has been ellipted to create a more dramatic effort.