PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A man was shot aboard a crowded MTA bus in Brooklyn late Tuesday after arguing with another rider, authorities said.

The violence unfolded around 10:20 p.m. aboard a B44 bus idling at a stop near Rogers Avenue and Empire Boulevard, according to police and the MTA.

The victim, 25, was arguing with another man aboard the bus, officials said. As the victim turned away from the dispute, the assailant shot him in the buttocks, according to authorities. The gunman then fled the bus, accompanied by a woman, police said.

The NYPD is trying to identify the two people pictured in connection to the shooting on an MTA bus in Brooklyn on March 14, 2023. (Courtesy: NYPD)

First responders brought the victim to an area hospital, where he was listed in what officials described as stable condition.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday evening. The suspected shooter is believed to be about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black face mask and sneakers. The woman who accompanied him was last seen wearing a tan jacket with a hood and green boots, according to police.

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