NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was rushed to the hospital after police say she was shot in the shoulder while hopping out of a cab on the Lower East Side early Sunday.

Police say it happened just before 5 a.m. in front of 108 Rivington St., at Ludlow Street, where the victim was struck once in her left shoulder.

She was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue where she underwent surgery.

The victim’s brother told CBS2 his sister was released from Bellevue late Sunday morning and went home to Long Island, but a few hours later she was not feeling well and checked herself into the emergency room at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola.

The bullet was not taken out of the woman’s shoulder.

Police do not believe the victim was the intended target.

No arrests have been made as the shooting remains under investigation.

Police say they’re looking for an approximately 5’10” male who weighs roughly 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and was riding a blue motor scooter.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). 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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