Sept. 17, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Police are investigating a shooting in Woodside after a man was shot in the hand and stomach by an unknown assailant in the early hours Tuesday morning.
The shooting occurred at the intersection of 59th Street and Woodside Avenue at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, according to the NYPD.
A 24-year-old man was walking along the street when the unidentified male suspect approached him and shot him in the hand, arm and torso, causing minor lacerations.
The suspect fled on foot on Woodside Avenue in an eastbound direction, while the victim was later transported to Elmhurst General Hospital in a stable condition.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man with short, black hair. He is described as being 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighing 180 pounds.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.