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Man shot in broad daylight outside a Brooklyn grocery store

Detectives view video inside the A&Z Deli on Nostrand Avenue after the shooting on Sunday. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded outside a deli in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon, police officials said.

The victim, not immediately identified, was shot in the right arm by an unidentified assailant at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in front of 479 Nostrand Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

He was rushed by EMS to Kings County Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

Police on the scene were looking for a male black with a red hoodie, officers said. Detectives were looking at video from the A&Z Deli where workers stood outside talking to police.

Officers at the scene of a shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on Jan. 5. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

One deli worker, who declined to be identified, said the neighborhood has been relatively peaceful, but he said, “sometimes, it’s just like this.” The workers say they didn’t hear the shooting, only saw the victim after he was shot.

“Just when you think everything is getting better, this reminds you there is still things that have to happen,” said a worker who did not want to be identified.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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