LOWER EAST SIDE — Police are looking for a suspect they believe shot a man at Pitt and Delancey streets on Saturday — moments after the victim had attacked him with a golf club, according to police.
The 20-year-old victim told police that a family member had been robbed of money and a cellphone earlier that day inside the apartments at 60 Pitt St., and around 4:40 p.m., he went looking for the suspect, according to authorities.
When the victim saw a man he believed had robbed his family member, he approached him and struck him with a golf club, breaking it in half, police said.
The suspect returned minutes later with a firearm and shot the victim in the leg before fleeing eastbound on Rivington Street, according to police.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released, authorities said.
The male suspect was accompanied by a woman at the time of the shooting, said police, who are looking for both in connection to the incident. Police have released surveillance footage of both individuals.
The male suspect is described as around 20 years old, standing at 5-foot-6 and weighing 145 pounds, and was last seen wearing a navy baseball cap, white tank top and dark shorts.
The woman accompanying the suspect is described as also being around 20 years old, and was last seen wearing a gray tank top, blue jeans and black sneakers. She has a large stomach tattoo and was last seen holding a bicycle, police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).