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NYC SHOOTINGS: Woman in Brooklyn shot in chest, another street dispute turns violent

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A 23-year-old woman remains hospitalized after being shot in the chest on a Brooklyn street Wednesday night, police reported.

The shooting happened at about 8:56 p.m. on Dec. 9 in front of an apartment building on Chester Street near Riverdale Avenue in Brownsville.

Detectives are now looking for two perpetrators involved in the shooting, whom they described as Black men who fled in a black sedan southbound on Rockaway Avenue moments after firing the shots.

Officers from the 73rd Precinct and EMS units responded to a 911 call about the shooting. Paramedics rushed the victim to Brookdale University Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

At this point in the ongoing investigation, police have not yet established a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, the NYPD needs the public’s help in finding the suspect who assaulted a 32-year-old man with a loaded handgun during an argument gone bad in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Police released video footage on Wednesday night of the assault that occurred at 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 8 in front of a pharmacy at 4821 8th Ave., near 49th Street.

Law enforcement sources said the gunman became involved in a verbal argument with the 32-year-old victim. The words turned physical when the suspect pulled out a black firearm, threatened the victim with it and then smacked the man in the head with the gun.

Cops said the suspect’s gun fired a shot while pistol-whipping the victim. Following the attack, the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 66th Precinct responded to the incident. Paramedics brought the victim to Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition.

Police described the suspect as a 30-year-old man with a light complexion, standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds, who was last seen wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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