NYPD releases video of Times Square shooting of innocent bystander

Police said Sunday's shooting followed a dispute outside the Minskoff Theatre, where performances of “The Lion King” will start back in September.

News 12 Staff

Jun 28, 2021, 2:31 PM

Updated 1,056 days ago

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The NYPD is searching for a man who shot an innocent bystander Sunday during the early evening hours in Times Square.
The 21-year-old victim was shot in the back around 5:15 p.m., police said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
A family member plucked the bullet out of the victim's back and gave it to an officer, police said. No one else was hurt in the shooting.
Surveillance video of the shooting showed the gunman with a weapon in hand. Bystander video also showed the victim being taken away on a stretcher.
The shooting took place near the site of a May 8 shooting that wounded two women and a 4-year-old girl. A man was later arrested in Florida following that shooting and charged with attempted murder.
Police said Sunday's shooting followed a dispute outside the Minskoff Theatre, where performances of “The Lion King” will start back in September. Published reports said the dispute may have involved street peddlers.
Police have made no arrests. They are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call 800-577-TIPS. The maximum reward for information was recently raised to $3,500.
AP Wire Services were used in this report.


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