The NYPD is searching for two men believed to be involved in a robbery attempt and subsequent shooting in the Meatpacking District last week.
The suspects are accused of attempting to rob a 27-year-old man at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, as the victim left a club near 22 Gansevoort Street. According to police, the victim was blocked by the suspects' grey minivan while trying to get out of a parking spot, and after a brief argument, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim hand over his property. The victim was then shot in the right leg and hip, according to cops. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital and survived.
Police provided the above photographs of the male suspects, one of whom is described as wearing a light sweater with a hood, the second of whom, the shooter, was reportedly wearing a light sweater and a white hat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.