BROOKLYN - A man was found dead in the Vandalia Houses in East New York.

Witnesses say the man was found around 9 a.m. Friday at the building located on Vandalia and Louisiana avenues.

Neighbors on scene say they smelled gas and that the man often used his oven to heat his home. They describe him as an older, well-known man who could occasionally be seen walking around the neighborhood. He apparently lived alone.

NYCHA says the man's death is being investigated by the NYPD and medical examiner.