A 33-year-old man was shot in the face and killed today just after noon on Avenue D at East Third Street, according to WPIX. Police have not made any arrests and are still looking for the gunman.
Here's an updated report from WPIX...which reminds me why I never watch local network TV news...is this reporter for real?
Updated: The Daily News this morning has more on the fatal shooting:
A 33-year-old father with a violent past was shot in the face and killed in the East Village on Monday, police said.
Bahiem Covington was brazenly gunned down in broad daylight on Avenue D and E. Fourth St. just moments after crossing guard Carla Ortega left for a bathroom break, cops said.
"He was a sweet guy . . . a peacemaker," said a woman who identified herself as Covington's sister. "He wasn't into violence."
The woman, who didn't want her name used, said Covington had two children.
"He was a caring father," she added. "My brother's dead. This has to stop."
Witnesses told cops they saw four men running from the scene. No one has been arrested, but sources said investigators were analyzing surveillance video from a nearby deli.
It was unclear why Covington, who has prior arrests for assault and criminal possession of a weapon, was targeted.