Two men were shot, one fatally, after an argument on a Brooklyn street erupted into gunfire Monday night, police sources said.
Gary Walker, 33, and Alhari Delva, 31, argued with possibly as many as three men at about 6:50 p.m., on East 56th St., between Church and Snyder Aves. in East Flatbush, sources said.
Walker — who was shot in the face — was taken to Brookdale Hospital, police sources said. He could not be saved
Walker’s dad, Carl Walker, screamed in shock when he saw the crime scene Monday night.
“He don’t trouble nobody. He works at the airport and he’s there after this so I don’t know man,” his father said. “Too much guns on the streets.”
Walker, who went by the nickname G-Bear, worked at Kennedy Airport, and helped several of his friends in the neighborhood get jobs, said longtime friend Joe Barsi, 35.
“He’s not somebody who starts trouble. He’s not somebody who’s into beef. He’s not a gangbanger,” Barsi said, sobbing as he spoke. “I was celebrating New Year’s with him man. We were sitting there, we were laughing, joking about what we gonna do this year. He was congratulating me on my wedding … It’s not fair. It’s not fair to lose a brother like that.”
The second victim was shot in the back, sources said. He’s been taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition, cops said.
Samantha Jean, a friend of the victims, said she was attending a birthday party on the block when the shooting started.
“We were on our way into the house and we just heard gunshots. We thought it was just like a regular shooting around the neighborhood but we didn’t know it was here,” she said. “And then when we went outside we saw a body outside and another body. It was pretty sad.”
“We saw two bodies on the floor. Very scary.”
Police arrived at the scene after getting an alert from the department’s ShotSpotter system, which uses sensors to triangulate the location of gunshots, sources said.
Robert Vera, 37, who lives nearby, said he was taking out the trash at the time of the shooting.
“I heard boom, boom, boom,” he said. “I panicked and I went inside … I just went upstairs to check on my daughter. I locked the door and go up to see my wife.”
He added, “I told her, ‘Don’t go to the windows!'”
Police also responded to a shooting inside a Washington Heights deli Monday night that cop sources describe as a “targeted hit.”
The victim, a 26-year-old man with a history with marijuana, was struck once in the upper chest by a shooter who blasted six rounds inside the West 174 Deli & Grocery, on W. 174th St. and Audubon Ave., sources said.
He was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition. The shooting was caught on video, sources said.