Police search for Coney New Year’s Day shooter

January 25, 2017 Helen Klein
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Cops are searching for a shooter who assaulted a teen in Coney Island on New Year’s Day.

According to the NYPD, at about 1:55 a.m. on January 1, in front of 2960 West 29th Street, the unknown gunman fired a single round at the 18-year-old male victim, hitting him once in the left leg. Cops say the assailant then fled in a blue Ford Expedition with a broken passenger side mirror, while the victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital in stable condition.

Police describe the shooter as a black man, between 18 and 22 years old, approximately 5’10” and 160 pounds. When he was last seen, he was wearing dark clothing with a red head cover.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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