A man is recovering in hospital after a verbal argument ended in him being shot in Midtown on Thursday morning, police said.
According to police sources, Aron Yosupov, 32, was at 545 West 52nd at approximately 6:12 a.m. with his parents to visit a Mercedes car dealership to get work done on vehicle, when Yosupov accidently walked into another man who was running for a bus, prompting a verbal dispute. Yosupov’s father attempted to pull his son away from the fight, telling him to “leave it.” The perpetrator apparently made it onto the bus only to leave and begin following Yosupov when he opened fire.
“He lets three rounds go, striking our victim in the left upper back. ” Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said.
EMS rushed the victim to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in stable condition.
Cops combed over the scene to discover three bullet casings, one of which was found beneath a pile of trash bags. One of the bullets struck a nearby building, leading to NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit cutting their way into the façade in order to retrieve the ballistic evidence.
No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information in regard 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 (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
This story was updated at 5:15.