NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An employee of a bodega in Brooklyn who was shot dead early Thursday was apparently targeted, sources told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.
The incident took place at 427 Central Ave. near Madison Avenue in Bushwick at around 6:45 a.m.
The victim, 52-year-old Swadh Maged from Staten Island, was shot four times in the chest and arm. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died a short time later.
The suspect fled in a white Econoline van, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“We’ve got a very good description, and as we always do, we’ll look very quickly to see what video in and around the area might be available to us,” police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday afternoon.
Police have obtained surveillance video that purportedly shows the suspect calmly walking into the deli and, without saying anything to anyone, pulling out a gun and shooting Maged, D’Auria reported.