Fight ends with man being shot in the back in Brooklyn: police

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BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Authorities are searching for an alleged gunman who opened fire and shot a man several times inside a Brooklyn apartment, police said.

The shooting happened at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday inside a Brownsville apartment along Kings Highway and East 98th Street after a dispute between two men became violent, police said.

It was not revealed what the dispute was about.

One of the men fired several shots at the other, police said.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his back and a graze wound to his shoulder, according to police. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The gunman was last seen wearing a light blue du-rag, blue sweatpants and dark colored sneakers. Police released a photo and video of the suspected gunman along with a call to the public for help identifying him.

Anyone with information is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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