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NYPD report that a man was shot just after 8pm this evening at the corner of W42nd and 9th Avenue.
The gunman escaped on foot, heading east towards 8th Avenue and Times Square. The initial report from an officer on the scene said that the male suspect was carrying the gun inside a fanny pack across his chest.
There was a torchlight search underway for evidence at the corner, which has been cordoned off with tape by the police. The 52-year-old victim walked to an ambulance after the shooting and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. An officer on the scene confirmed that he was shot in the lower back.
The investigation is continuing and there have been no arrests.