It happened just after noon on Sunday at the intersection of Avenue T and East 19th Street in Sheepshead Bay.
Authorities say the gunman exited a black late-model Honda Accord Sport while brandishing a black firearm and approaching a white Hyundai operated by a 31-year-old man.
He first tries to open the door, but then the Hyundai begins to drive away as the suspect at first heads back towards his Honda, parked right behind it.
But before he gets into his car, he turns around and opens fire, sending multiple shots at the Hyundai.
Residents were shocked and sad to hear that a shooting would happen in the neighborhood.
"People like that should spend the rest of their life in jail," one resident said.
The front seat passenger, a 39-year-old man, was shot in the left side of his head.
The driver rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where the victim was treated and listed in stable condition.
The gunman got back in his vehicle and fled eastbound on Avenue T.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build.
He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, a black baseball cap and blue jeans.
The individual fled in a vehicle that did not have a license plate affixed to the front or rear, but instead had a temporary license plate affixed to the upper right side of the rear windshield.
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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