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UPDATE: Police Searching for Gunman in Lakeview

Nassau and Malverne Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot somene Friday afternoon.

Update (June 8, 11:03 p.m.): Police are still searching for the gunman of a shooting that occurred in Lakeview Friday evening.

According to Nassau County detectives, around 5:09 p.m., a 30-year-old man withdrew money from an ATM in a store on Woodfield Road. After withdrawing the money, the man was standing with friends on Bee Gee Court when he was approached by the suspect.

The suspect displayed an automatic handgun and demanded the 30-year-old's property, police said. The victim grabbed the suspect's arm and the suspect discharged the weapon.

After the weapon was fired, the victim stepped back and the suspect pointed the firearm at his face, firing one shot which struck the victim in the hand, police said. As the suspect fled, he discharged the weapon again striking the victim in the shoulder.

The suspect was last seen running northbound on Woodfield Road, police said.

The victim was transported by Nassau County ambulance to an area hospital for treatment where he is listed in stable condition. 

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, 18 to 22 years of age, wearing khaki pants, a white t-shirt and red baseball hat.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

This is a breaking news story. We will update it as more information becomes available.

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vincent cruz June 09, 2012 at 07:40 AM
We need more police officers on foot patrol,but with budget cuts it is going to happen.Expect the worse.Police are doing their best,but are out sourced.The community needs to do there part and patroling the area.I myself will be starting a Guardian Angels chapter in west hempstead. Interested?
tj June 09, 2012 at 09:57 AM
The illegals have sucked up all the police force,,,,,,,Police now have to patrol areas with and over abundance of non tax paying folk,,,,,,I still dont know how people look the other way in Huntington where a entire elementary school had to be closed because of illegal gang violence and the amount of illegals squatting on the land....
vincent cruz June 09, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I totally agree with tj on the comment.This is why the country is in trouble.
vincent cruz June 09, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Interested joining the Guardian Angels safety patrol in West Hempstead.Email me at vinny.cruz@yahoo.com looking for members.

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