A man in a blue work helmet and yellow jacket shot another man as he was walking to his car in Long Island City Monday afternoon, police said.

The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on 9th Street near 38th Avenue.

As the 32-year-old victim approached his vehicle, the unknown suspect came up to him and asked him to lay on the ground, cops said. That’s when he took out a gun and shot the victim in his left arm before fleeing.

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The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, about 40 to 45 years old and 5 feet 7 inches tall. In addition to the blue work helmet and yellow jacket, the suspect was also wearing black clothing at the time of the shooting. 

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.