33-year-old man shot and killed in Crown Heights; no arrests

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Man killed after shooting in Brooklyn
Josh Einiger is in Crown Heights with the latest developments.

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon that left one man dead in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

At around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call for a man shot on McKeever Place.

Upon arrival, they discovered a 33-year-old man, identified as Lamine Bah, with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, where he was pronounced dead.

"He's a nice guy I tell you," said Boke Barry, who is a family member of the victim. "Nice for everybody from here."

Members of the tight knit West African community who live in the area could not comprehend the sudden murder of a man they describe as hard working and easy going.

It's unclear what led to the shooting, but police say they are looking for two men who fled on foot toward Franklin Avenue.

Four shell casings were recovered at the scene.


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