Man wounded in shooting in Times Square
A 21-year-old man was shot in the back in Times Square on Sunday night.
The shooting took place at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the area of West 47th Street and 7th Avenue, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD).
“The suspect discharged a firearm, striking a 21-year-old male bystander in the back,” the NYPD wrote.
WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know this guy? On 6/27/21 at approx 5:15 PM, in the vicinity of 45th St and 7th Ave in Manhattan, the suspect discharged a firearm, striking a 21-year-old male bystander in the back. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/VdJtVcwapA
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 28, 2021
The man was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in stable condition, the department told The Hill in a statement.
He is expected to survive after enduring a non-life-threatening wound, an NYPD spokesperson told The Hill.
The bystander was reportedly caught in a dispute between a group of men that he did not know, according to CNN, citing an NYPD spokesperson.
The NYPD is now searching for the suspect. The department posted a photo and video of the alleged shooter on Twitter, with the caption “WANTED for Assault” offering a reward of up to $3,500.
WANTED for an Assault: On Sunday June 27, 2021 at approx. 5:15 P.M., in the vicinity of West 47st. and 7th Ave. @NYPDMTS a unknown individual shot a 21 year old innocent bystander causing serious injury Call @ 800-577-TIPS or DM NYPDTips Reward up to $3500 pic.twitter.com/j199kR3iYj
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) June 28, 2021
According to the NYPD’s crime stats database, 680 shooting incidents have occurred this year as of June 20.
Police said at the time of the incident that the victims, a 4-year-old girl, a 23-year-old woman and a 44-year-old woman, were not intended targets.
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