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Photos courtesy of the NYPD
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Cops are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a man during an argument on a Long Island City street in broad daylight on Tuesday.

According to police, at 4:30 p.m. on July 31, the 24-year-old male victim was walking in front of 42-15 Crescent St. when he got into an argument with an unknown man who was also walking on the sidewalk. During the dispute, the suspect displayed a firearm.

The victim started to pursue the suspect down Crescent Street and the perpetrator shot the man in the left thigh.

The perpetrator then fled the scene in an unknown direction. EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he is in stable condition.

Cops described the suspect as a black man in his mid-20s with a medium complexion, medium build and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black backpack, a tan baseball hat, a black shirt, tan cargo pants and tan shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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