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Man shot several times in Bushwick near 5-year-old girl

Posted: 4:34 PM, Aug 02, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-02 16:32:41-04
Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man several times in Bushwick on Friday, Aug. 1. (DCPI)

Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man several times in Bushwick on Friday, Aug. 1. (DCPI)

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Police are searching for a suspect who they say shot a man several times while a young girl was nearby.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m., on Friday in the area of Moffat Street and Wilson Avenue.

Police say the suspect approached the 24-year-old victim, shooting him in the leg and back.

The shooter fired his gun near a 5-year-old girl who was riding her tricycle nearby.

The suspect is believed to be between 20 to 30-years-old and 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a Yankee hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.