Authorities confirmed on Tuesday that a 24-year-old man was shot and killed outside of a Brooklyn deli a few blocks from his home in the afternoon.
In front of the Midway Deli and Grill on Avenue L and East 95th Street in Canarsie at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, the victim, later identified by police as Nelson Ortiz, was shot twice in the torso, according to the NYPD.
Ortiz, who lived nearby, was rushed to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.
Two suspects are alleged to have fled the area on foot, heading south on East 95th Street.
Police added that both suspects had dark complexions and that one was wearing a yellow sweater and yellow sneakers while the other wore a blue hooded shirt with yellow stripes.
There have been no reported arrests. As of Tuesday morning, the reason for the violence was unknown.
Another individual was beaten and subjected to racist taunts by a group inside a Brooklyn deli, police said.
A 58-year-old man was murdered around 2:20 p.m. while eating at the 1716 Mermaid Avenue Deli and Grill in Coney Island. Authorities said that on Saturday, the four suspects walked up to him and yelled, “Where’s the sand n—r?” before punching him in the face and head.
A man then struck him with the metal pipe.
The man was transported to New York University Langone Hospital, where his condition was last reported to be stable.
The incident is being looked into by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.