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Disturbing footage shows a crazed resident shooting dead two of his neighbors in cold blood before calmly walking away, while the suspect was reportedly still at large.
Japanese police have arrested a suspected gunman after an hours-long hostage situation at a post office, according to local media. The gunman is said to have shot two people at a hospital in Japan before fleeing to a nearby post office where he held two women hostage. Both women were released and are unharmed. The man, who is said to be in his 80s, reportedly shot a doctor and a patient with non-life-threatening injuries. The motive behind the attack is unknown.
The disturbing footage obtained by The Post begins with a man dressed all in black walking angrily outside his upstairs neighbor’s apartment on the fourth floor of 1418 Brooklyn Ave. in a well-known residential complex in East Flatbush where Barbra Streisand and Michael K. Williams star. grown up.
A woman emerges from the apartment and exchanges words with the neighbor, who was identified by police on Tuesday as Jason Pass, 47.
A short time later, the woman was joined by her son, identified by police as 27-year-old Chinwai Mode. The video has no audio, so it is unknown what was said during the exchange.
Moments later, Mode’s stepfather, 47-year-old school bus driver Bladimy Mathurin, marches out of the apartment brandishing a pair of scissors and angrily confronts the neighbor, the video shows.
His wife tries to drag him away, but the bodybuilder father of four pushes her back.
At that point, the verbal dispute takes a harrowing turn when the neighbor in black pulls out a gun and points it at Mathurin.
Mathurin sees the gun, but waves it away. He turns and starts walking towards his apartment, at which point the neighbor opens fire and hits Mathurin, who falls to the ground.
Mode, who was also in the hallway, tries to get away from the shooter, but the neighbor fires multiple shots at him, including at least twice after he collapsed in a pool of his own blood next to a staircase.
The suspect then returns to Mathurin, who is still alive and struggling to get up, and shoots him execution-style in front of his own door.
The Post redacted portions of the video due to their graphic nature.
After killing the two men, the gunman calmly observes the grisly scene before getting into an elevator, which he takes to the street and flees. Police have identified him, police sources said. But he has not been publicly named and is believed to still be in the wind.
Nine .45-caliber shell casings and five bullet fragments were recovered from the hallway, sources said.
The sprawling, 59-building apartment complex where Sunday’s shooting took place was built in the 1940s and was known at the time as Vanderveer Estates before being renamed Flatbush Gardens decades later.
Image and stage icon Streisand lived in a low-income housing project as a teenager, long before the massive complex fell into disrepair and was plagued by crime.
Williams, who famously played Omar Little in HBO’s prestige drama “The Wire,” called Flatbush Garden his home for years before moving while filming the second season of the hit television series. He died at the age of 54 from a heroin overdose with fentanyl in September 2021.
Paramedics called to the apartment building during Sunday’s massacre found Mathurin and Mode dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, police said.
Mathurin’s inconsolable wife, Marie Delille, says her family, originally from Haiti, has been embroiled in a years-long noise dispute with their downstairs neighbor.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Tuesday that there had been six previous 311 calls about noise complaints placed from the alleged shooter’s apartment.
“It’s really about people walking,” Kenny said. “We found out that the upstairs apartment had no carpeting. It was a wooden floor. So a lot of noise. People walking back and forth generated these calls.
“We obviously have video of the incident, and I’m sure you’ve seen it,” the chief said. “It goes viral, with the perpetrator confronting the family members.”
Kenny said Pass has already been arrested once for theft in 1992.
On Sunday evening, the fed-up resident started banging on his ceiling because of the loud noises allegedly coming from Mathurn and Delille’s apartment.
Mathurin struck back, prompting the suspect to run upstairs and kick the family’s front door, Delille said.
“This man hates us with every bone in his body,” the woman told CBS New York about the neighbor.
As seen in the surveillance video and confirmed by police, Mathurin argued with the neighbor and apparently threatened him with a pair of scissors before the suspect opened fire.
But Delille insisted her husband was not to blame.
“My husband had no gun, no weapon. Why did you bring a gun to shoot my family? Why would you bring a gun to tear my family apart? Why? Why?” Delille said, according to the ABC 7 NY channel.
The woman said the neighbor fired nine shots at her husband and son in front of her 10-year-old daughter.
Mathurin worked two jobs: driving a school bus during the day and also working as an Uber driver to care for their four children, Delille told Gothamist. In his spare time he was involved in bodybuilding.
‘He’s a muscular man. He looks intimidating, but that’s not who he is. He’s a great guy,” said family friend Mickael Louis.
Additional reporting by Georgett Roberts.
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