Man Shot During Early Morning Incident at Hester and Essex Streets

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Police are investigating a shooting early this morning on the Lower East Side. According to Channel 7, it happened at about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Essex and Hester streets.

Leading up to the shooting, cops believe there was some kind of argument among people inside several cars. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was hit in the shoulder. He apparently later walked into the emergency room at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Lower Manhattan for treatment. His injury is considered non-life threatening.

Channel 7 reported that a white Mercedes parked in front of the hospital was one of the vehicles likely involved in this morning’s incident.

No arrests yet. Police are looking for the occupants of one or two other cars that might have been at the scene.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m. According to the Daily News, the shooting happened at about 4:35 a.m. The victim is described as “uncooperative” and “refused to provide more details,” according to a police source.