A man was fatally shot in an attempted robbery at a gas station in Brooklyn – one of two people killed by gunfire in the Big Apple on Sunday night, police said.
The 33-year-old man, who was not immediately publicly identified, was shot in the head outside the BP station on Myrtle Avenue off Grove Street in Bushwick just after 4am on Sunday, police officers and police sources said.
He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where his death was pronounced.
Initial investigations revealed he was the victim of an attempted robbery, police said.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the suspects were trying to steal from the man, who has no criminal record, police officers said.
Four men and a woman fled after the shooting, police sources said. According to the sources, two .38 caliber shell casings were recovered.
Police said the deadly violence was the second deadly shooting in the city overnight.
A 44-year-old man suffered a bullet in the right leg just before 11pm Saturday at West 175th Street and Macombs Road in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx, authorities said.
He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where his death was pronounced.
A suspect was arrested at the scene of the shooting.
The victim’s name was not released until the family was notified.
The motive for the shooting was still under investigation Sunday morning.