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Man Opens Fire in Front of Uptown Bar, Police Say [VIDEO]

 Police said the man shot the 22-year-old victim in the hip, after arguing in front of 21 Bar on 4318 Broadway in Washington Heights.
Police said the man shot the 22-year-old victim in the hip, after arguing in front of 21 Bar on 4318 Broadway in Washington Heights.
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INWOOD — A man opened fire after an argument in front of the 21 Bar Sunday morning, striking his victim in the hip, police said.

The suspect, who was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and a black cap with a red and white logo, shot the victim in front of 4318 Broadway near 184th Street after exchanging a few words inside the restaurant, police said.

Sources said the two men entered 21 Bar at the same time prior to the shooting, and were then asked to leave by management after they started arguing. The two then went back inside the restaurant, claiming to have lost a cellphone, and left again, continuing the fight outside until the suspect opened fire.

The 22-year-old victim, who police said had 15 prior arrests, was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Details on the nature of his prior arrests were not immediately available.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782).  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.