Police need the public’s help in finding the suspect who shot a 29-year-old man three times during an argument at a Hollis social club earlier this month.
The NYPD released on Tuesday morning video footage of the perpetrator involved in the assault that took place at 12:15 a.m. on June 10 inside the club located on Jamaica Avenue between 195th Place and 196th Street.
The security camera footage video shows the gunman — described as a black male standing 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair while wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers — involved in a violent tussle with the 29-year-old man near a game table.
According to NBC New York, the two men got into the altercation over money at the club, which was reportedly operating an illegal gambling operation.
As the video shows, the suspect pulled out a silver handgun just before the victim began pushing him toward a wall. The gunman fired a shot at the man’s face, then another at his at his chest before the victim lost his footing and fell to the floor. The victim managed to get up and move away from the gunman as he headed toward a door.
After firing the shots, police said, the perpetrator fled the scene on foot southbound along 196th Street.
Officers from the 103rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, 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.