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Cops: Man shot fleeing assailants on bikes

A man walking on Pierson Avenue in Hempstead early Tuesday was shot in his foot after being approached by two assailants riding bicycles, Nassau County police said.

The man, 19, was walking shortly after midnight when two men on bicycles approached him; one of the bike-riding men had a handgun, police said.

The victim tried to run but heard a gunshot and "noticed that he had been shot in his right foot," according to Third Squad detectives.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction, and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of "non-life-threatening injuries," police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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