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Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD
Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

An apparent dispute ended in gunfire on a Long Island City on the Fourth of July, according to police.

At around 9:03 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, an unknown man engaged in a dispute with a 35-year-old man near 38-38 Vernon Blvd. The dispute turned physical and the suspect pulled out a gun, shooting the victim in the leg and in the abdomen.

Following the assault, the suspect fled the scene and the victim was transported to Cornell Medical Center for his injuries.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged 20 to 30-years-old, with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeved shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

1726-17 114 Sqd Assault photo

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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