Deadly shooting in Brooklyn barbershop

October 20, 2009 3:32:08 PM PDT
Two workers were shot one fatally during an apparent botched robbery in a barbershop in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The men were shot inside the Perfect Touch Unisex Salon on Sutter Avenue just before 9:15 p.m. last night.

It's not clear if the armed robber got away with the day's receipts and tips but Eyewitness News is told one of the workers, a 42-year-old man paid with his life.

Police report he was shot several times and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another barber, a 33-year-old man was shot in the leg and is expected to survive

As customers grieve for the victims, one neighbor believes the gunman was wearing a ski mask and holding a bag to carry away the cash.

Police say the suspect ordered the workers into the back room, but instead of a clean getaway blood was shed.

The barbershop which opened only a year ago and was already developing a list of loyal clients, remained closed Tuesday.

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