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.