A poster on the Brooklynian Crown Heights Forum heard 7 shots at around 11 pm. An eyewitness in the deli on the corner said that it was directed at one person in front of the scaffolding on Franklin just north of Dean, and that it "would be a miracle" if the victim, who was hit twice in the back, lived. The shooter was in a car that fled the scene. The deli clerk said that from what he had heard, the victim was still alive when he was put in the ambulance, which left the scene around 11:30. The same clerk also mentioned that there had been a fight involving the victim about two weeks ago. Police were questioning people at the scene.