Gunman sought in Merrick Boulevard shooting in Laurelton earlier this month: NYPD

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Police are looking for this suspect for allegedly shooting a man on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Detectives from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village are searching for a gunman who allegedly opened fire on a man in Laurelton earlier this month.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. on Friday, July 8, in the vicinity of Merrick Boulevard and 223rd Street. A 47-year-old man was returning to his car on a commercial stretch on Merrick Boulevard when the suspect approached his vehicle, police said. The victim began to drive off when the gunman opened fire striking him in the left arm. The suspect took off running southbound on 223rd Street, according to the NYPD.

EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

On Sunday, the NYPD released video surveillance of the suspect, who appeared agitated inside a nightclub. The suspect has a dark complexion, a thin mustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a backward black baseball cap.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the gunman. Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.