Man Shot In Lobby Of Harlem Public Housing Building

A man was shot Thursday afternoon in the lobby of a building in the Polo Ground public housing development, an NYPD spokesman said.

The 30-year-old victim was standing in the lobby of 2949 Frederick Douglass Blvd, located near West 155th Street, around 2:30 p.m. when he heard gunshots, police said. Shortly after hearing the gunshots the man felt pain in his left hip and realized he was shot, an NYPD spokesman told source.

The man, who was not identified, was transported to Harlem Hospital by private means and his injuries are not considered life threatening, police said.

The NYPD is investigating the shooting and have not made any arrests, a department spokesman said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

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