GUNMAN SHOOTS AT 12-YEAR-OLD IN FRONT OF UWS BARBER SHOP: POLICE

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A gunman fired at a 12-year-old in front of a barber shop on Columbus Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, though luckily no one was hurt, according to police. The man had gotten into an argument with the boy in front of 927 Columbus Avenue between 105th and 106th Street around 2:15 p.m., NYPD said. He fired one shot, but it didn’t hit anyone. He then fled on foot northbound on Columbus Avenue.

A surveillance image of the alleged gunman is shown above and a video is below.

“There were two young men in the store, one was getting a haircut another young man entered and fired two shots. I don’t know what happened, after when I saw the gun, I threw myself on the floor,” the owner of the barbershop told ABC.

“The individual is described as a male black, 5’9″; last seen wearing a black shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.”

Correction: We initially reported that a suspect was in custody, based on a report from ABC.

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    1. Cyrus says:

      Middle of the day with people walking around him. So scary. On the plus side, the video quality of sidewalk cameras seem to be getting better

    2. shemp says:

      pretty surprised things like this go on in the city nowadays, especially with this mayor in office

    3. ST says:

      This is why we need cops on patrol. You never see policemen on the street anymore.

    4. The section of the UWS east of Amsterdam Avenue and north of 100th Street has been notorious for gang and drug related activities. In the last 30 years there have been numerous assassinations and gun battles on the street, many in broad daylight.

    5. UWS resident says:

      A new mayor, thousands of more cops on the street nor more liberal programs will stop this and the reason is very un-PC but true. These people will always be here. No matter how many prisons we build or how many we lock away there will always be more where they came from. Useless throwing tax payer money at it.

      • GG says:

        Just curious…do you mean poor people? young people? or just black people?

        • UWS resident says:

          God honest truth is all three. Violent crime in NYC are driven by the poor, young and most often than not black or other dark skinned people. People can try to be PC about it but it’s the truth.

      • Cyrus says:

        Sad that you take a defeatist approach to your city. Many of us prefer to address problems we find unacceptable (like broad daylight shootings into occupied establishments), and find a solution.

    6. Gina says:

      Agreed get Police on the streets
      like it use to be decades ago.
      Where are all the cops? At the
      Police Precent? I notice they are rarely
      seen circling the neighborhoods
      in Patrol cars anymore!

      • UWS-er says:

        Um…crime was MUCH worse decades ago.

      • BILL says:

        “I notice they are rarely
        seen circling the neighborhoods
        in Patrol cars anymore”
        I noticed that several months ago..I dont remember the last time I saw a patrol car come down my block

      • josh says:

        The cops are out handing out tickets to cyclists who dont come to a full stop at intersections.

    7. Wendy says:

      re : a radio broadcast; a Woman spoke Spanish language instead of English language re that crime. I consider the shop to be in Manhattan Valley, not , Morningside Heights. Have a better Passover & Holy Week, 2017. I agree that I haven’t seen N.Y.P.D. on foot patrol in several nabes; muchly slummy, for several years.

    8. GG says:

      This is nothing new. Kiddie gang war in our midst. Really unfortunate.

      FROM THE REPORT:

      Occurred at 927 Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NY on April 11th, 2017 around 2:15 PM.

      A man wearing blue shorts and a black T-shirt fired two shots toward a barber shop in an attempt to shoot a 12-year-old boy. He missed with both shots.

      Witnesses heard the gunman ask the boy, “Are you from Douglass?” Referring to the nearby public housing project called Frederick Douglass Houses.

      When the victim answered “Yes”, the gunman opened fire.

      The shooter is described to be about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue shorts.

      Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

      WATCH THE VIDEO AT https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=64c_1492006243

    9. robert says:

      FYI and pass the word around
      This coming Wed at the 24 is the month community meeting. It is at the precinct at 7pm, its on 100th street between Col & Amsterdam. The command holds this meeting the 3rd Wed of every month.

    10. robert says:

      FYI and pass the word around
      This coming Wed at the 24 is the month community meeting. It is at the precinct at 7pm, its on 100th street between Col & Amsterdam. The command holds this meeting the 3rd Wed of every month.

      You have to remember that if this guy was know to the police and was seen hanging out at one of the many known drug locations on 108/109 he would have been stooped and frisked. Oh that’s right we are suppose to do that anymore