Shooting at Brownsville restaurant leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Shooting at NYC restaurant leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded
The two men were inside of Miguel Jamaican Restaurant on Strauss Street in Brownsville. Johny Fernandez has the story.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a shooting at a Brooklyn restaurant and police are now putting the pieces together on a possible motive for the violent act.

Surveillance video shows two men entering Miguel's Jamaican Restaurant on Strauss Street in Brownsville Thursday morning.

A few moments after one man can be seen running out of the restaurant, turning back, and shooting at someone inside the restaurant.

Tony Fernandez works close by and says that he heard multiple shots being fired.

"A lot maybe eight, 10, something like that," Fernandez said.

Two men in their 40s were hit multiple times and taken to Brookdale University Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead.

That man was identified as 46-year-old Eyon Johnson.

The other victim, a 45-year-old man, was shot up to a dozen times and rushed to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.

A woman who wished to remain anonymous lives steps away from the crime scene and was rattled by the early morning gunfire.

"I was actually sleeping and I heard it," she said. "I thought I was dreaming. As soon as I popped up my head, the shots continued going."

Now police are looking into the motive behind the chaos.

"I think its an isolated situation," Fernandez said. " But I'm always alert because this is New York City so you always got to be on alert."

Both of the suspects are described as wearing a black and a grey hoodie. Police are searching for the black SUV they fled the scene in.

No arrests have been made.

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