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Bullet Grazes Man At Ridgewood Barber

While getting a haircut at a Ridgewood barber shop last Saturday night, Mar. 10, a 39-year-old man had a brush with death after being grazed by a shotgun blast fired by someone with whom he had a previous dispute, according to police.

The man was treated at a local hospital for a laceration to his head caused by the bullet, authorities said.

The suspected shooter and an accomplice at the scene, both of whom were described by police as Hispanic males between 30 and 35 years of age, remain at large as of press time.

According to law enforcement sources, the shooting occurred at around 9:05 p.m. Saturday night at a barber shop located on Seneca Avenue near Menahan Street.

Reportedly, the 39-year-old male victim was in the process of getting a trim when the suspected gunman and the accomplice walked into the shop.

According to information obtained by police, the gunman and the victim had been involved in a dispute prior to the shooting.

Armed with a 20-gauge shotgun, authorities stated, the gunman fired at the victim, but the bullet grazed the side of the 39-year-old man’s head.

Seconds after opening fire, the gunman and his accomplice fled from the scene, police noted.

Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the scene along with EMS units. Despite a preliminary search for the suspect, no immediate arrests were made, authorities stated.

The case has been presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the shooting that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 386-2735; all calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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