Jammed gun likely spares West Oak Lane man’s life

A 35-year-old West Oak Lane man is lucky to be alive after getting shot in the back Tuesday night on the 1600 block of 67th Ave.

According to police, words were exchanged between the victim and gunman just before the 6:56 p.m. call.

During that altercation, the victim was shot once. However, police reports state that the suspect – who was known to the victim – tried to fire again, but the weapon jammed.

A police spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that the suspect had not yet been caught and described him as a bald, 5-foot-6 black male with a medium build and full beard, last seen wearing a black T-shirt. He ran from the scene before police arrived.

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The victim, who police did not publicly identify, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was able to give an account of the incident to investigators.

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