Brooklyn detectives are seeking the killer who shot a man to death early on Sunday morning.
Police said the 33-year-old man fell victim to a single gunshot to his chest near 1525 Myrtle Ave., at Linden Street, in Bushwick at about 4:07 a.m. on Sept. 3.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct found the wounded man down the block from the location, near a BP gas station at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Grove Street, while responding to a 911 call regarding the incident.
EMS rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have withheld his identity, pending family notification.
A puddle of blood where the victim had been found stained the sidewalk near the gas station as police officers combed the area for evidence after sunrise on Sunday.
Law enforcement sources did not provide a possible motive for the shooting. Sources familiar with the case said as many as four men and one woman were seen fleeing the location after the shooting, and are wanted for questioning.
So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.
The 83rd Precinct had seen two homicides year-to-date through Aug. 27, equal to the number reported at the same time in 2022, according to the most recent CompStat report. Eight shootings had been reported in 2023, two less than the number recorded last year.
Anyone with information regarding Sunday’s shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.