NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for the suspect who shot and killed a teenager in Brooklyn on Monday.
Chopper 2 was over the scene on Rockaway Avenue and Fulton Street in the Ocean Hill section where a 19-year-old man was shot dead around 10 a.m.
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Akin Greggs said the shooting near a construction site may have been mistaken for noise from the property. But Greggs said he knew immediately that shots were being fired.
“We only saw the kids running,” he told CBS2’s Thalia Perez. “At first we weren’t sure if he was the shooter or not, but when he came out of the store and somehow you saw him bleeding, we knew he was a victim.”
According to police, the victim was shot in the upper body and taken to Brookdale Hospital.
The streets of Somers and Fulton remained masked hours after the shooting as police searched trailers and in the leaves near the crime scene.
A construction worker said he recorded a cellphone video of a man walking up Fulton Street from the crime scene.
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Delicatessen workers about a block away said the victim had a backpack and sought help there before falling to the ground.
“He rolled up his sweater. I saw the hole, ”said Shukri Alvalalie, owner of the deli.
Jennifer Padilla said she and other workers stayed with the man until ambulance arrived.
“He said, ‘Help. Help. I can not breath.’ He just yelled for help. He was scared, ”said Padilla.
The police said there had been no arrests so far and the investigation is ongoing.
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Thalia Perez of CBS2 contributed to this report.