CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are asking the public’s help identifying a man caught on video chasing a man with a gun in Crown Heights on Monday morning.
Police said the victim, a 25-year-old man, was left in critical condition after he was shot in the lower back around 7:30 a.m. on Nostrand Avenue between Saint Marks Avenue and Prospect Place.
Police said the shooter fled on foot eastbound on Prospect Place.
The victim was transported to a hospital.
Police are looking for a man described to be between 20 and 25 years old and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark-colored pants, and black and white sneakers.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Clarification: The previous article said the shooting happened near the J’ouvert parade route. Police later said the incident was not related to the event.