Hunt for man who fired gun in Washington Square Park

- A 25-year-old man is wanted by the NYPD for opening fire on another man inside Washington Square Park.

The gunman allegedly fired one round that hit the pavement during a drug dispute, reported the NY Post.

The assailant was reportedly angry that the drug dealer had sold him fake narcotics the day before.

The shooting occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Greenwich Village park which is a part of the New York University campus.

The victim was struck by a concrete fragment but refused medical attention, according to police.

The suspect is described as a white male and approximately 5'5."

The surveillance camera photos of the man were released by the NYPD.

If you know anything about the incident that could help police track down the gunman, please contact police at any of the following. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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