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Suspect shoots man four times in Malba: police

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A tattooed suspect shot a man four times in Malba, leaving the victim in critical condition, according to police.

The 39-year-old victim and the shooter, identified by police as 33-year-old Robert Sasso, were by the shoreline near 141-36 Boulevard at about 2 a.m. Friday when they got into a dispute, cops said. After shooting the victim, Sasso fled in a white Ford Fusion.

The victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens in critical condition.

Police describe Sasso as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds. He has tattoos neck arms and face, including one under his right eye that says “$MM.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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