27-Year-Old Man Shot Last Week Has Died

CROWN HEIGHTS – Cops are looking for the person who shot and killed a 27-year-old man last week.

On September 11 at around 11:58 p.m., cops arrived at the lobby of Kingsborough Houses at 529 Kingsborough 5th Walk where they found 27-year-old Anthony Velez lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. According to the NYPD, Velez lived in the building.

Velez was taken to Kings County Hospital and died on September 13 from the injuries sustained in the shooting. As of today, there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Zainab Iqbal

Zainab is a staff reporter at Bklyner who sometimes writes poetry in her free time || zainab@bklyner.com

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