A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was assaulted by a man in Queens on Tuesday.
Cops are searching for the suspect, who assaulted the victim in an alley near 22-63 43rd Street in Astoria about 10:45 p.m. The victim and the suspect entered the alley together, but it is not clear if she knew the attacker.
The girl suffered head injuries, police said. She is in critical but stable condition at Elmhurst General Hospital.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, a white T-shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers and dark gloves.
Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crimestoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.