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Suspect Caught On Video Shooting Out Store Windows In South Ozone Park, Queens

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were searching for a suspect who shot out the windows into a store in South Ozone Park, Queens this past weekend.

Shortly after midnight Sunday morning, the suspect walked past the Magical Signs store at 111-09 Rockaway Blvd. in Queens. He then returned, fired into the sign and banner store with a black handgun, and fled on foot, police said.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his 20s, standing 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black jeans, and black sneakers, police said.

Police have released a surveillance video of showing the entire chain of events, including the suspect shooting out the windows.

Both windows shatter just after the shots are fired.

An obscured quadrant in the surveillance video appears to indicate that someone was inside the store at the time.

Police have classified the incident as an attempted assault.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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