NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Police were investigating a deadly attempted robbery at a laundromat in Brooklyn Tuesday.
Officers found a 45-year-old man shot twice, once in the leg and once in the torso at the laundromat on Troy Avenue. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim was a Russian immigrant working the night shift. Police said two gunmen demanded money from the worker before shooting him shortly before midnight as the site was about to close.
No arrests have been made.
Police said it is too early to tell whether this incident is related to the shooting death of a local bakery owner two weeks ago.
On Dec. 7, Mervyn Johnson, 68, owner of Merv’s Bakery on Nostrand Avenue, was walking to his apartment around 8:30 p.m. when he was confronted by a gunman and shot once in the head at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard, police said.