BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - A gunman who fatally shot a man in Bedford-Stuyvesant is on the loose.

Police say the gunman shot the 45-year-old victim multiple times in the torso inside the hallway of 940 Gates Ave. around 4 p.m. Thursday. The gunman then ran away, possibly escaping to a nearby apartment. Police searched an apartment, but they didn't appear to find anything.

A neighbor, who says the victim often helped take her grandchildren and foster children to school, cried when she learned about his shooting death.

The gunman is described as being between 20 and 30 years old and was last seen wearing a Yankees hat, a black hoodie and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.