Man shot in leg during attempted robbery at 19th Avenue

January 24, 2022 Jaime DeJesus
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A man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in Bensonhurst Thursday, Jan. 20.

Police said at around 7:45 p.m., the victim, 30, was walking along 79th Street between 19th and 20th Avenues when a man came from behind him and shot him in the leg after demanding money. He then fled.

There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. 

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ABC7 reports that the victim is expected to survive.

Police describe the suspect as a white man, approximately 30 years-old, around  5’11” and 175 pounds.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 (or 1-888-577-4782 for Spanish). Tips can also be submitted at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

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