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Police: Bronx Suspects Shot Victim Who Refused To Give Up iPhone

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(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for help in finding a couple of suspects wanted in an attempted robbery and shooting in the Bronx.

Authorities said that on Wednesday around 6:30 p.m., a 23-year-old male victim was walking on West 190th Street between Aqueduct Avenue and Grand Avenue with a friend when they were approached by two suspects.

Police said one suspect demanded the victim’s iPhone, but the victim refused and tried to run away. Authorities said that is when the suspect shot at the victim and struck him once in the back. Both suspects fled on foot and no property was taken.

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated for his injury. The suspects are described in the following way:

Suspect#1: Male/Hispanic, approximately 5’07, 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a dark marmot jacket, blue jeans, black boots, and was armed with a firearm.

Suspect#2: Male/Hispanic, approximately 5’08, 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue New York Yankees cap, black jacket, black pants, and brown boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.

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