Man shot in Queens lobby after PlayStation buy goes bad

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Monday, June 13, 2022
Man shot in lobby of NYC apartment building
It happened just after 12 a.m. Monday on 24th Street in Long Island City.

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was shot in the lobby of a high-rise apartment building in Queens early Monday.

It happened just after midnight on 24th Street in Long Island City.

Authorities say the victim was struck in the neck and was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell in stable condition.

He is expected to survive.

According sources, the suspect met the victim to buy a PlayStation video gaming system.

The purchase went bad, and the victim was robbed of his cell phone and then shot.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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