A man picking up party supplies for New Year's Eve was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the NYPD says.
Police say 34-year-old John Cook was struck and killed as he crossed Rockaway Parkway in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at 1:55 a.m. Sunday.
Police are looking for the driver of a blue Nissan Maxima.
Richard Lane, who was at a New Year's Eve party with Cook, told the Daily News that his friend went to the store to get some beer and cigarettes.
Cooke was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Meanwhile, police are investigating a separate New Year's hit-and-run that happened on Long Island.
Suffolk County police say a man was struck and killed in Huntington Station at about 7:35 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the driver fled the scene.
The accident occurred at New York Avenue and East 20th Street.
The investigation is ongoing.