Gunman sought for shooting outside nightclub in Jamaica Hills

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Detectives continue to search for the man who shot a 23-year-old man outside a nightclub in Jamaica Hills early in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 20.

The NYPD released on Tuesday night a security camera image of the alleged shooter, described as a black male standing 5 foot 11 inches tall with cornrows and weighing 170 pounds.

Authorities said the shooting took place in an alley adjacent to the H2O nightclub located at 153-33 Hillside Ave. at 4 a.m. Saturday.

According to police, the victim was steered into the alley by a second unidentified suspect, whose identity was not disclosed but was later arrested. After entering the alley, it was reported, the gunman displayed and then discharged a firearm, with a bullet striking the victim in the abdomen. The gunman fled the scene.

Officers from the 107th Precinct and EMS units responded to the location after receiving a 911 call about the incident. The victim was brought to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the gunman’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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