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Man shot outside Fort Greene bar

A gunman shot and wounded a man outside a popular Fort Greene bar on early Saturday morning, according to a report.

The 34-year-old victim told cops he was standing outside a storied cocktail joint on Fulton Street between S. Eliot Place and Lafayette Avenue at around 4:30 am when he heard shots ring out. He ran back into the bar, but realized he had caught a bullet to the leg, police said.

Emergency services took the wounded gent to New York Methodist Hospital where he is in stable condition, cops said.

Police released a security video of a heavyset man dressed in light-colored jeans and a white shirt who they believe is the shooter.

Saturday’s shooting is the second time in as many months that gunslingers have opened fire outside well-known nightlife spots in the heart of Fort Greene. In May, two people were hospitalized after shooting broke out in front of a Mexican eatery on Fulton Street, according to Gothamist.

There have been 11 reported shootings this year in the 88th Precinct, which encompasses Fort Greene — a slight uptick from nine shootings during the same period in 2014, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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