A man was shot to death on a Brooklyn street Monday afternoon, police said.
The 32-year-old victim was near the corner of Fourth Ave. and Dean St. in Boerum Hill when shots rang out around 3:55 p.m., according to cops.
He was struck in the chest.
The gunman, described by police as in his 30s and wearing a blue camouflage hoodie, took off westbound on Dean St., police said.
A man who works at a nearby grocery store told the Daily News that he’d heard three shots.
“He was laying on his side bleeding, not moving,” Ahmed Yaffi, 21, said of the victim.
Yaffi recalled the man as “covered in blood.”
“It was terrible,” he said. “He was gone.”
Medics rushed the mortally wounded victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, but he could not be saved.
The victim was known in the neighborhood as “Baby.”
“I served him a week ago at my restaurant, he was doing good,” said Taina Negron, 41. “He had a car and he was with his girlfriend. Baby was a beautiful person.”
The man grew up in the nearby Wyckoff Gardens Houses.
“Baby had a good heart,” said his cousin, Bernard Council. “This killing, it was over something stupid.”
Police are still searching for the shooter.
The victim’s name was not immediately released.