NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for a suspect who police said was seen on surveillance video shooting a teenager in the back in Brooklyn.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. Monday in the area of Humboldt Street and Montrose Avenue.

Police said the suspect came up to the 18-year-old victim from behind and shot him once in the lower back. The suspect then fled south on Humboldt Street.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit the Crime stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.