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BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A man was fatally shot outside a deli in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon, police said.

The 31-year-old victim was shot in the chest at Sutter Avenue and Junius Street in Brownsville around 1:50 p.m., according to the NYPD. 

“I was inside the store. I was busy from my delivery and I just heard something pop outside,” said Abu Dillo, who works in the neighborhood. “Outside I saw somebody lying down, and in a couple minutes an ambulance came and picked him up.”

The man was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead, authorities said.

The NYPD is searching for two men who fled on foot after the shooting. No additional information about the suspects was available from police.

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