Teen shot in the back on Williamsburg sidewalk

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WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Police are searching for the gunman who shot an 18-year-old in the back as the victim walked down a sidewalk in Williamsburg.

It was about 1:45 a.m. Monday when the attacker crept up behind the victim along Humboldt Street and Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg and opened fire, shooting the teen once in his lower back, police said.

Video surveillance shows the moment the shooter opened fire before running away with another individual.

The victim was taken to a  hospital, police said. His condition is not known.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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