Man shot dead in broad daylight at busy East New York gas station

Cops watch over a handgun at the scene of a shooting on Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 33-year-old man was shot to death in broad daylight Sunday morning near a busy Brooklyn gas station, police officials said.

Cops say the victim — identified as Michael Ingram of East Orange, New Jersey — was shot in the arm and chest. He was rushed to Brookdale University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

The shooting occurred at 8:53 am on April 19 near the BP gas station at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard in East New York.

Officers from the 75th Precinct found the victim lying in the street with gunshot wounds, his sneaker, and jacket laying nearby. A 9mm handgun left at the scene was believed to have been used by Ingram to shoot at his attacker. Several spent rounds were also found nearby.

Police now believe the victim exchanged shots with another man in the gas station.

Authorities say the suspect or suspects escaped in a white Mercedes Benz SUV, heading north on Pennsylvania Avenue. They also believe that the driver’s side window was blown out by the victim.

“I heard bang, bang, bang, back to back, I looked out my kitchen window and the guy was laying there.” said one witness, a local resident who asked not to be identified.

Another witness said it happened very quickly.

“We were just about to go drop things off in the laundromat — it sounded like firecrackers. I hope he makes it,” said a man who gave his name only as Kelly S.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

This story first appeared on amny.com.

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