Owner of Jersey City clothing store found fatally shot inside store

JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- Police are searching for a killer after a store owner was fatally shot during a robbery in Jersey City.

64-year-old Byungeun Lee, owner of "Top Plus" on Bergen Avenue, had gunshot wounds to his upper body. Police are still trying to piece together evidence from the shooting, and are not sure how many robbers were involved.

On Saturday night, police and crime scene investigators were outside the "Top Plus" clothing store in on Bergen Avenue, trying to piece together evidence from the shooting.

Neighbors say the owner was a hardworking family man, who worked to support his wife and daughter.

After gunfire erupted inside the clothing store earlier around 4 p.m. Saturday, police discovered Lee dead, leaving shocked neighbors questioning how this could happen.

"Very nice guy - we would always go by and talk to him in the morning. Sometimes at night, we would go help him pull the gates down," said one neighbor.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit is now investigating, and is asking anyone who knows what happened to give them a call.

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