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Police Seek Shooter After Bodega Worker Shot and Killed in Bushwick

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Police are looking for the man who shot and killed a bodega in Brooklyn Thursday morning.

According to police, 52-year-old Swadh Maged was working at a bodega on Central Avenue in Bushwick when he was shot in the chest and left arm at around 6:45 a.m.

He was later pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.

Ibrahim Alnamer, a man claiming to be the victim's cousin, said Maged was trying to support his children back in Yemen and had been working at the store for about a year.

"He was a nice man," Alnamer said. "He was taking care of his family. He worked hard to take care of his family. That's what I can say."

The NYPD says the suspect, a man in his 20s, fled the scene in a white van seen at left.

Police released surveillance video of the shooting Thursday.

Investigators do not know whether the attack was an attempted robbery or some sort of targeted shooting.

Meanwhile, community advocates are calling for an increased police presence in the neighborhood.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP