NYPD searching for Times Square gunman

- Police in New York City are hunting for a man who gunned down another man on 7th Avenue in the heart of Times Square.

The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. near Tonic bar and Lace strip club between 48th and 49th Streets on 7th Avenue.

A witness told Fox 5 News that she is a nursing student and that she tried to give the wounded man CPR.

After a 911 call, rescue personnel found the 33-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the head. Medics rushed the man—identified as Perseus Salichs—to Bellevue Hospital but it was too late to save him.

The shooter ran from the scene after the violence. He is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket and a black skull cap and was last seen running north on 7th Avenue.

"A lot of panic, obviously, people just didn't know what to do... a lot of crying," a witness said.

Salichs lived in the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. Sources told Fox 5 that the father of three was at the bar for a holiday party.

Police are looking into whether a dispute escalated into violence, which happened right after "last call" at Tonic, a popular nightclub.

Friends who knew the victim were seen comforting each other after talking to police at the scene.

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