Evidence markers and crime scene tape covered the block of a Brooklyn neighborhood where a 62-year-old man was shot and killed while out walking his dog Labor Day morning.
Michael Scully was shot in the head and shoulder around 7 a.m. just outside of his Bay Ridge home, according to police. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
William Mendez can't believe the tragedy that unfolded Monday morning. He says the two knew each other for 45 years; Scully was the best man at his wedding.
"I'm gonna miss him. I'm gonna miss him a lot. I can't believe this is really happening," Mendez said. "It's unbelievable. I just lost a brother."
Scully was beloved in the neighborhood. Many call him a kind, thoughtful man.
"We used to play whiffle ball. He would come out and give the kids candy," said Alex Forcino, a neighbor. "Mike was great man, everyone loved him on the block."
Police investigators are still looking for the suspected gunman. Details about what led up to the shooting or a possible motive have not been released.
Surveillance cameras set up around the block Scully's lived could help police investigators find the person responsible.
"I hope they find the guy who did this," Mendez said. "He had five dogs. I don't know who has those dogs. He loved those dogs more than anything."