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Flatbush man fatally shot in the back of the head while standing outside store

By Mason White 4:37 PM January 5, 2014
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By: David Ross
A Flatbush area man is dead after he was shot while standing outside a store on Saturday, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that an executioner killed a 34-year-old man in what seemed to be a targeted killing.

Police said that the unidentified victim was standing outside a shop on Rockaway Parkway near Rutland Road in East Flatbush, just before 1:15 p.m., when a black man wearing a dark coat, gray hoodie and blue jeans, approached and blasted away, shooting his victim in the back of the head.

The gunman fled from the scene.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, transported the wounded man to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. Doctors were unable to save the man.

The victim died about two hours after being shot.

The reason behind the attack was not revealed. Police launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.