The man was shot once in the back amid a dispute between a group of males he didn’t know, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson told CNN.
The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, the spokesperson said. No arrests have been made and the shooting is under investigation.
Sunday’s shooting took place on Broadway
, around the corner from where two women and a 4-year-old girl were shot in May.
That incident similarly involved a dispute between a group of males, catching the innocent bystanders in the gunfire.
According to the NYPD’s crime stats portal,
daar was 680 shooting incidents reported so far this year as of June
20, an increase of
53% from the same time last year