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VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York who nearly struck officer

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in Brooklyn.

Authorities said the suspect was walking at the intersection of Pitkin Avenue and Wyona Street in East New York on Monday at around 2:25 p.m.

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Surveillance video shows the man approach the end of the block before pausing while looking across the street. He is seen pausing and walking towards the corner and pulling out a firearm.

The man shot off multiple rounds towards an unknown male victim riding a bicycle westbound on Pitkin Avenue, police said.

It wasn't clear if the victim was hit by the bullets, but at least one of the rounds came close to hitting a police officer who was already near the shooting scene.

The victim made of on the bicycle, and both his identity and condition remain unknown. No other injuries were reported.

The shooter also ran off in an unknown direction. Investigators described him only as a black make wearing a white T-shirt and red short.

NYPD is asking that anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

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