JAMAICA, Queens — Police said they’re searching for the man seen on video firing a gun at a 16-year-old on a Queens sidewalk Sunday afternoon, striking the teen in the leg.
It happened at Merrick Boulevard near 111th Avenue in Jamaica Sunday at about 2:20 p.m., police said. The unidentified man approached the teenager with a gun before shooting him in the right leg.
The victim was taken to a local hospital.
Video released by police shows the alleged suspect enter a 99-cent store prior to the incident; it later shows him approach the teenager before firing his gun at him.
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