Bed-Stuy community shaken by fatal shooting of senior

As police hunt for the suspect who shot and killed an elderly man in Bedford-Stuyvesant, residents in the community say they are still shaken up

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - As police hunt for the suspect who shot and killed an elderly man in Bedford-Stuyvesant, residents in the community say they are still shaken up about the violence.

Neighbors say they are grieving after Wednesday's shooting that killed 79-year-old Andrew Burke outside a barbershop on Marcus Garvey Avenue.

Police say Burke was an innocent bystander hit by a stray bullet.

Officials are urging anyone with information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

79-year-old killed in Bed-Stuy shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are looking for at least one suspect 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 3 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
A teen has died after police say he 4 Teen killed after attempting jump from train to platform in Brooklyn
5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Lu-Shawn Thompson

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE