Driver for Nonprofit Gunned Down on Brooklyn Street

A driver for a shelter and service provider for homeless women and families was gunned down on a Brooklyn street as he drove a company van Monday afternoon, police said.

Nashan Henry, 36, was driving on New Utrecht Avenue near 46th Street in Borough Park at about 2:20 p.m. when he was shot three times, authorities said. 

Police said another car drove alongside the van and a passenger in that car opened fire, striking Henry three times. 

He was rushed to an area hospital and pronounced dead, police said. 

Henry worked for the nonprofit Women in Need, which provides such services to homeless women and their families in New York City.

Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been president and CEO of Women in Need since September 2015. 

"We cannot begin to express the sadness this incident brings to our organization, its staff, and our clients," Quinn said in a statement. "Thankfully, no other persons in the vehicle were hurt in the incident."

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