Gunman Remains At Large In Brooklyn Deli Shooting

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A man shot in his Brooklyn deli Wednesday night remains in critical condition and the suspected gunman in the incident is still at large.

Authorities said 43-year-old Miguel Cruz was shot in the chest as his 9-year-old daughter watched in horror. Cruz’s 18-year-old son, Harlin, was also shot in the hand during the altercation.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones with more on the deli shooting

The gunman already had the cash in his possession when he decided to fire his weapon inside Arlene Deli and Grocery in Highland Park.

On Thursday, Activist Fernando Mateo said the scenario demonstrated the gunman “has no heart.”

“This is the kind of guy that we need to get off the streets and have locked up for a long time,” Mateo said.

Cruz’s brother, Jose, said his sibling was a fighter and that he would eventually pull through.

“He’s doing fine. He’s a survivor, but he’s not in good condition, but he’ll survive. I think he’s going to make it,” he said.

The deli owner’s son was released from the hospital on Thursday.

Jose Cruz said the family will soon have to open the deli because it can’t afford for it to be closed.

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  • Cristina

    my uncle and cousin didn’t deserve this. how can he do something like this and walk away not caring if he left them dead or permanantly injured. my uncle lays in the hospital suffering as does the rest of my family. my 9-year old cousin is horrified she never wants to return to the store. he deserves the punishment, he wouldnt like if it happened to him. i just pray to god that everything gets better and may god haave mercy on his soul. we’ve been through enough.

  • don

    skip the lock up part, go straight to execution.

  • George

    No Mateo! This is the kind of guy you need to put in front of a firing squad. He HAD THE MONEY AND STILL SHOT THE VICTIMS. Prison is for rehabilitation so say the people in power. This man has no redemption qualities.

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