Police say the 55-year-old worker was shot in the lobby 341 Dumont Avenue. He apparently rang the bell to Apt. 1D moments before he was shot.
The man was shot in the chest, according to sources. He was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The gunman, described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, fled the scene. No arrests were immediately made.
According to the NY Times Blog, the victim was a deliveryman for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, which delivers food to Brownsville and East New York through the Citymeals-on-Wheels program, said Aileen Gitelson, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Association.
He was a floater, filling in for another worker, Ms. Gitelson said.