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VIDEO: Gunman Murders 17-Year-Old Boy In Broad Daylight Attack Outside Brooklyn Deli

Brooklyn, NY – Security footage captured the moment when a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in a broad daylight attack outside of a deli in Brownsville on Wednesday (video below).

The incident occurred on Saratoga Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. on March 15, the New York Post reported.

Security footage showed a masked gunman walking out of the deli and out into the street before he returned to the sidewalk, pulled a gun from his waistband, and opened fire on a 17-year-old boy.

The shooter took off running after the attack and has not been apprehended, the New York Post reported.

New York police identified the victim early Thursday as 17-year-old Graig Bassett.

Bassett was transported to Interfaith Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the chest and was later pronounced dead.

The unidentified suspect is described as a dark-complected male in his late teens or 20s, the New York Post reported.

He has brown eyes, black hair, and a medium build.

The gunman was last seen wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket, a black face mask, and black shoes with a Nike logo on the side.

The victim’s godmother, Monique White, said Bassett went by the rapper name of “Spook Hoodstar” and that he was expected to graduate from high school later this year, the New York Post reported.

White said Bassett’s family is “coping and trying to keep themselves together” in the wake of his death.

“He was just going to the store. He said he’ll be right back. That’s what he told his mother: ‘I’ll be right back.’ That was it,” White told the New York Post.

The motive for the deadly attack is unknown.

Investigators are looking into whether the incident might have been gang related, the New York Post reported.

Bassett’s father, Craig Bassett told the New York Daily News his son was planning to enlist in the U.S. Army after graduating from Brownsville Academy later this year.

“I know these streets,” Craig Bassett said. “I rather you die in the military than on these streets. I rather you fight a war and pass away than die in these streets like he did for free.”

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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