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Gunman Kills Computer Repair Worker Inside Brooklyn Shop: Police

Police found Mohamed Bilal with gunshot wounds to his chest when they arrived on scene

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    UPDATE: Person of Interest Questioned in Brooklyn Computer Repair Shop Slaying

    Police are looking for the gunman who walked into a computer repair shop in Brooklyn and killed a worker inside.

    Mohamed Bilal, 29, was repairing a cell phone inside the New Attitude repair shop on New Lots Avenue in East New York Monday afternoon when someone walked in and shot him, witnesses said. 

    One witness said the man was wearing all black and rode a bike to the store.

    Bilal was taken to Brookdale Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, and was pronounced dead.

    A co-worker who was inside the store described the shooting as "frightening."

    "It's sad to know somebody could just come and take your life because they have no value for theirs," said the worker, who give his name as Mister Pratt.

    Bilal had moved to Queens from Pakistan about three years ago, friends said. He had a wife and newborn baby back home. 

    "American dream, you know," said friend Mohammed Usman. "He was really working hard."

    "He left home, probably happy, coming to work at the store," he said. "And look what happened to him. It was a big tragedy." 

    Pratt said the killing was captured on the store's surveillance camera.

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