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Man Shot and Killed in Backseat of Uber in Front of Brooklyn Home: NYPD

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing

What to Know

  • A 26-year-old man was shot and killed while in the backseat of an Uber in Brooklyn late Tuesday, police say
  • Another man riding a bicycle opened the door of the ride-share vehicle, exchanged words with the victim and shot him in the neck and chest
  • No arrests have been made after the deadly shooting on Bedford Avenue in Bed-Stuy, but the NYPD says the investigation is ongoing

A man who had just hopped into an Uber car in Brooklyn was shot and killed by another man on a bicycle, police say.

Gunfire rang out in front of a home on Bedford Avenue near Greene Avenue in Bed-Stuy at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NYPD.

The 26-year-old man, identified by police as Jorge Vasquez, of Brooklyn, was sitting in the backseat of the ride-share vehicle, when the suspect opened the door, exchanged words with him and shot him in the neck and chest.

The bicycle-riding suspect then pedaled off.

Paramedics rushed Vasquez to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. 

Video from the scene shows a Nissan Rogue with its back window blown out surrounded by detectives searching for clues. 

No arrests have been made and the motive to the shooting wasn't immediately clear.

The investigation is ongoing.

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