Verbal dispute turns violent near Forest Hills exit on Jackie Robinson Parkway

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Cops continue to search for the gunman involved in a non-fatal shooting on the Jackie Robinson Parkway earlier this month.

According to police, the suspect — identified as a light skinned black male in his mid-twenties, standing 5 foot 8 inches tall — and the 23-year-old male victim engaged in a verbal dispute at 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 near the parkway’s Metropolitan Avenue exit.

The argument turned violent when the suspect went back to his car, pulled out a firearm and proceeded to fire several rounds at the victim’s car, striking him in the left thigh and grazing his abdomen, authorities stated.

The suspect then fled in a dark colored BMW.

Officers from the 102nd Precinct responded to the incident and EMS units transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls will be kept confidential.

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