Man sought for shooting a man in his groin area in Queens Village: NYPD

Cops are looking for this man who allegedly shot another man during a fight on a Queens Village Street Friday night. (NYPD)

An argument on a Queens Village street on Friday night exploded into violence when one of the men pulled out a handgun and allegedly blasted another man in his groin area, according to authorities.

Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village reported that the shooting incident began in front of 215-22 99th Ave. at around 10:18 on the night of May 5, when the 25-year-old victim began shouting at another man.

The dispute escalated into violence when the gunman pulled out his firearm and allegedly fired a shot that struck the victim once in his groin area, police said. The gunman ran away from the scene southbound on 215th Street toward Hollis Avenue.

EMS responded to the scene and rushed the victim to North Shore Community Hospital in Manhasset, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect as he walked away from the scene and described him as having a medium complexion.

He was wearing a dark jacket over a dark shirt, ripped blue jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.