QUEENS — Police are looking for a suspect who they say slashed a Brooklyn teen in the head while he was playing handball in Forest Hills.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 9, around 4 p.m. as the 18-year-old victim was playing handball with a group of other men near 62nd Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard, according to the NYPD.
The suspect approached the group, yelled “Yo” and slashed the victim with a sharp object before fleeing, authorities said.
Police sources said the incident might have been gang-related.
The teen, who is a Bed-Stuy resident, was injured above his right ear and required stitches. He was treated at a local hospital and released, police said.
Authorities released a sketch of the suspect.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.