A man was shot in Hempstead early Sunday, Nassau police said.

The 23-year-old victim and a male cousin, 29, were walking on Washington Street near Seitz Avenue about 3:45 a.m. when three men approached them and an argument ensued, police said.

One member of the trio then drew a handgun and shot the 23-year-old victim in the left shoulder before fleeing with his companions, police said.

The victim was taken by private car to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition, police said.

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The gunman was described as about 28 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, and wearing black clothing. Another suspect was described as between 20 and 26 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin build and wearing black clothing. There was no description of the third man.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.