A 41-year-old man and employee at Eddie’s Eagle Market in the 100 block of Oakwood Avenue has died after being shot on Wednesday night.
Syracuse Police say a masked suspect entered the store with a handgun, when he was confronted by the victim, Asim Musa.
Musa and the suspect ended up in a physical altercation, which ended outside.
Investigators say once Musa was on the ground, a second suspect approached him and shot him in the back.
The suspects, who were described as two younger black males wearing all dark clothing fled the scene, running across the street in an easterly direction.
Musa was rushed to Upstate University Hospital, where he later died.
This investigation is very active and ongoing. Further information will be released when it becomes available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department at 442-5222. All calls will be kept confidential.
Anonymous information may also be submitted by using the “SPD Tips” App or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.