Gunman sought for shooting at group of people in downtown Jamaica last month: NYPD

Shooting in Jamaica
Cops are looking for this gunman who allegedly fired his weapon toward a group of people in downtown Jamaica last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is still looking for a gunman who allegedly opened fire on a group of people in front of a laundromat in the heart of downtown Jamaica last month.

The incident unfolded just after 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, in front of 90-05 161st St., a half block north on Jamaica Avenue, when the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired in the direction of several people, police said. The gunman ran off in an unknown direction.

The 103rd Precinct in Jamaica reported no injuries or property damage during the shooting.

The NYPD released a surveillance photo of the suspect on Thursday and described him as having a medium complexion. He wore a black winter jacket with a hood, a red scarf or face covering, black jeans, and black and red sneakers.

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