Police were still searching for a suspect in late August that they say shot an innocent bystander outside Penn Station on August 23. The assailant missed his intended target, instead striking a man in his 50s who was waiting for a cab, around 5:45pm, near 31st Street and 7th Avenue by the entrance to NJ Transit.

Authorities said the intended target stayed at the scene and explained what happened. He told police he was waiting for his wife inside Penn Station when he got into an argument with the gunman over food. The dispute escalated when the gunman followed him outside and opened fire.

Taxi dispatcher George Harris was helping a customer get into a cab when he saw the victim fall to the ground. He immediately retrieved an officer, who raced over and applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition but was expected to be OK.

Source: CBS New York

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