Man gunned down on Flatbush Avenue

Dead on arrival: Police found Tyreck Wheeler, 18, dead from multiple gunshot wounds on Flatbush Avenue near Brooklyn Avenue shortly after 6 pm on May 15.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

An 18-year-old Brooklyn Avenue man was gunned down on Flatbush Avenue Tuesday evening after he came into the cross-hairs of a trigger-happy gunman.

Police said that Tyreck Wheeler was hit twice in the chest and once in the head at 6 pm near Brooklyn Avenue.

Witnesses told police that Wheeler, who lived a few blocks away between Glenwood Road and Avenue H, was shot shortly after he strolled into the Top Taco restaurant near the corner. He died at the scene.

No suspects have been identified in the shooting, and investigators haven’t been able to provide a motive.

Anyone with information regarding this slaying is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (800) 577–8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

Young life ended: Tyler Wheeler, 18, was shot multiple times in the chest, and once in the head.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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