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NYC man shot while trying to stop robber from climbing in through window during home invasion

A Queens man was shot and critically injured during an apparently targeted home invasion robbery early Wednesday, cops and sources said.

The 31-year-old victim was inside his home on 62nd Avenue near 138th Street in Flushing around 5:30 a.m. when eight mask-wearing suspects surrounded the house, police said.

Video obtained by investigators, through the homeowner, shows the crew splitting up into groups of twos and threes — attempting to enter through the front, side and back entrances of the home — police sources said.

One member of the group ultimately broke the front window and made his way into the home — but the plucky victim tried to push him back outside, authorities said.

At that point, one of the accomplices standing outside the home opened fire, striking him in the chest and the arm, police said.

The crew snatched up $800 and an iPad before fleeing, authorities said.

Four of them got away in an SUV, while the other four bolted on foot, cops said.

The victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in critical condition, police said.

“They came in and say where is the money?” the victim’s downstairs neighbor told The Post later Wednesday.

“They take the phones and they say be quiet and they break the window upstairs and they make a gunshot,” added the neighbor, who asked not to be named. “I could not move they said don’t move they said stay there and be quiet.”


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