A 62-year-old man was found dead in front of a Bay Ridge home early Monday morning in an incident police have deemed a homicide.
According to authorities, a 911 call came in about the crime at about 6:50 am on Sept. 7. Upon arrival, police discovered the man, named Michael Scully, in front of 653 74th St. with gunshot wounds to the head and shoulders. Reports say the man was walking his dog at the time of the shooting.
The victim, who cops say lived nearby, was taken to NYU Langone-Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead.
There are no arrests at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.
This is the first shooting incident but second homicide this year in the 68th Precinct, which patrols Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, according to NYPD data.
On April 15, 57-year-old Imad Ahmad was found dead in his Dyker Heights home, the crime scene so horrific that police initially suspected the man’s 26-year-old son had eaten his father’s dead body.
Hours earlier Monday, five people were shot — including a 6-year-old boy and his mother — near a J’ouvert celebration in Crown Heights.
Councilman Justin Brannan, who represents Bay Ridge, wrote on Facebook that the Monday morning shooting in his district occurred after an argument between the victim and another man.
“There are very few details right now but the NYPD Detectives are investigating and have video of the suspect,” said Brannan, adding that this is the first shooting in the 68th Precinct in two years.