Man Fatally Shot in East New York

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EAST NEW YORK— A man was shot dead in East New York Sunday night, according to the NYPD.

The 29-year-old man, who was identified by a police representative as Melton Barron, was fatally shot in the head and found just after 10 p.m., behind Linden Plaza, an apartment building, according to the NYPD. The EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Police have not made an arrest and the investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.

The shooting comes after six people were shot in central and eastern Brooklyn last weekend, including a fatal incident at Stanley Avenue and Hemlock Street, about four blocks away from Sunday’s death.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident are 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Sam Raskin

Sam Raskin has reported for Politico New York, Gotham Gazette, Gothamist and Curbed New York.

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