Gunman opens fire on unsuspecting victim in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY — The NYPD is searching for a gunman that opened fire on an unsuspecting victim on July 4 in East New York.

The suspect can be seen on surveillance video at around 3am approaching the 21-year-old victim, who is standing on Sheffield Avenue near Hegeman Avenue. The suspect sneaks up behind the victim and opens fire with a handgun, shooting the victim in the back and the left shoulder.

The victim survived.

The gunman is described as a light-skinned adult male, roughly 22 years old, last seen wearing a light-colored long sleeve shirt, light colored pants and a fishing hat.