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Gunman shoots man dead in Ditmas Park

On the scene: Police cars fill Church Avenue after a gunman shot a man dead between Saint Paul’s Place and Ocean Avenue on Sept. 19.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A gunman fatally shot a man in Ditmas Park on Saturday evening, according to a police report.

Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call about a man shot on Church Avenue between Saint Paul’s Place and Ocean Avenue at around 5:40 pm on Sept. 19, where they found 36-year-old Canarsie resident Julio Yasser suffering a gunshot wound to the torso, police said.

Emergency services took Yasser to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police have released footage of a guy who they believe may have been involved in the shooting, who they say was last seen sporting facial hair, glasses, a dark colored hat, a gray vest, a white shirt, and gray slacks.

Yasser is one of four men who was fatally shot in Brooklyn on the weekend — a gunman also shot three men dead Downtown on Sunday.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.crom or by texting their tips to 274637, then entering TIP577.

Reach deputy editor Ruth Brown at rbrown@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8309. Follow her on Twitter @rbbrown.

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