NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A third man died Thursday from injuries he suffered during last week’s hammer attack at a Brooklyn restaurant.

Police said 34-year-old Arthur Martunovich walked into the Seaport Buffet on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay last Tuesday and randomly attacked three employees with a hammer.

The chef, 34-year-old Fufai Pun, died that night. The owner, 60-year-old Thang Ng, died three days later.

The final victim, a 50-year-old manager, has not been identified.

The restaurant opened its doors for the first time since the attack on Thursday, with workers mourning the lives that were lost. Local leaders will be holding a unity rally on Friday to show their support.

“The community is hurting,” Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-48th) said. An attack on one person, on one New Yorker, is an attack on all New Yorkers.”

Martunovich, who has no known ties to the restaurant, was charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

He allegedly told police he was hearing voices, sources said.

  1. stpaulchuck says:

    the mayor better hurry up and get some common sense hammer control laws passed!! Three day waiting period, NICS check, must show ‘need’ for a hammer, etc. That’ll stop this senseless slaughter. Yep.

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