NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a shooting that took place in Brooklyn.

At 2:25 p.m. on Monday, August 18, police say a man brandished a gun and opened fire on the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Wyona Street, in the direction of an unknown man riding a bicycle on Pitkin Avenue.

One of the rounds almost struck a police officer who was in the vicinity at the time, but no one was injured.

The suspect has been described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637[CRIMES]and entering TIP577.

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