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.
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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.