A Bushwick Bodega Owner Was Shot and Killed Yesterday

A Bushwick bodega owner was shot and killed yesterday

On the heels of recent neighborhood shootings near Maria Hernandez Park and at Knickerbocker at Putnam, DNAinfo reports that a Bushwick bodega owner was shot and killed yesterday in his business at 427 Central Ave.

At 6:50am Thursday, shortly after opening his deli for the day, 52-year-old Swadh Maged was shot twice by a gunman who then fled the scene in a waiting van and doesn’t appear to have stolen anything. Reportedly, Maged was a Yemeni immigrant “who worked long hours to support his 13 children.” There’s no clear motive for the shooting as of yet, and no arrests have been made.

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“Everybody loved him in the neighborhood. Everybody called him ‘pops’ out of respect,” a friend told the site. “It’s shocking.”

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