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Man, 22, fatally shot in the head in Brooklyn early Sunday

A 22-year-old man was fatally shot inside this Brooklyn building. He died from a gunshot to the face. His identity has not yet been released. (Google)

EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in Brooklyn early Sunday, an NYPD spokesperson said.

Jefferson Exantus, a Bronx resident, was shot in the face inside a Flushing Avenue building at the intersection with Scott Avenue, police officials said. Officers responded to a 5:20 a.m. 911 call and found the 22-year-old victim inside the building.

Police sources say the building may have been an illegal club.

Emergency Medical Services rushed Exantus to Woodhull Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but he succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

No arrests have been made in the shooting. No identifying information is available for a suspect.

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