VIDEO: Cops seek possible witnesses to Brooklyn homicide

The police are looking for this man, along with three other individuals, in connection to the most recent of three related shootings of Middle Eastern shopkeepers in Brooklyn.

The NYPD is searching for four individuals in connection to the most recent of three shooting homicides of male shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent in Brooklyn. Two of the victims were Jewish.

The latest victim, 78-year-old Rahmatollah Vahidipour, was last seen alive at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and was found dead at his store, the She-She Boutique at 834 Flatbush Avenue, at 7:11 p.m. the same day. He was shot three times in the head and torso.

The three homicides are thought to be connected because .22 caliber shell casings found at the scene were from the same gun used in similar fatal shootings on July 6 and August 2.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told Metro it is as yet unknown whether the ethnicity of the victims was a motive in their murders, but personnel from the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force were added to the investigation for their expertise.

The four individuals being sought by the cops are not being classified as suspects for now, but police believe they make have information on the crimes given that they were seen on surveillance camera in the proximity of the scene of the shooting and at around the same time.

The four individuals were captured on surveillance camera between 6:00 p.m. and 6:52 p.m.

They are identified as follows, and a surveillance video is included below.

John Doe Duffle Bag (seen in the video below): White male seen just after 6 p.m. on a camera outside of 786 Flatbush Ave walking north on Flatbush Ave between Caton Ave and Martense Street, and again three minutes later at 6:03 on a camera outside of 738A Flatbush Ave, walking northbound on Flatbush Ave between Woodruff Ave and Parkside Ave.

Jane Doe Long Coat: Black female with glasses and a scarf around her neck, seen just after 6 p.m. on a video camera outside 786 Flatbush Ave, walking northbound on Flatbush between Caton and Martense.

Jon Doe Bubble Jacket: Black male seen running southbound on Flatbush Avenue between Linden Boulevard and Church Avenue at 6:52 p.m.

Jane Doe Green Jacket: Black female with a head scarf, also seen running southbound on Flatbush Avenue between Linden Boulevard and Church Avenue at 6:52 p.m. She was seen approximately seven seconds later running just behind JD Bubble Coat, and taking off her green jacket. It was found in a nearby trash can. These two individuals are both visible in the video below.


Two young children killed in deadly Queens fire

Two 4-year-old children died after a blaze at their Far Rockaway home on Saturday night. The Queens fire injured three others, including a third sibling.


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


'Orphan Black' recap: Episode 1, ‘Nature Under Constraint…

Welcome to your first Season 2 “Orphan Black” recap! Hopefully Tatiana Maslany can help Tatiana Maslany get through this, with the help of Tatiana Maslany,…


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.


Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.


Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.


Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…


Is camp right for introverts?

We ask an expert for tips on sending your introverted child to camp


How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.