Man shot in back on West Village subway platform

The NYPD is on the hunt for the gunman who shot a man in the back in a West Village subway station.

The shooting took place on Sunday just before 6 p.m. on the southbound 1, 2, 3 platform at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue station.

The 24-year-old victim walked to Lenox Hill Hospital.  He was later transported to Bellevue Hospital in grave condition, according to police.

No further information was released on a possible suspect.  Police were reviewing surveillance footage of the area of the shooting.

There have been several violent attacks on the subway system recently.

Earlier this month, a subway rider was hospitalized after being stabbed in the neck when he refused to give a homeless man a dollar in the Herald Square subway station.

Also this month, a man was found stabbed to death inside the Chambers Street Station in Lower Manhattan. 

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