The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the condition of 28 year old gunned down at 101 Clark Street on Sunday is improving. Two .40 caliber bullets lodged in his spine were removed. During surgery, his spleen was also removed and the paper adds that it’s possible he will also lose his left lung which had collapsed.
As for keeping the victim’s identity private, that paper says it’s a matter of security:
Brooklyn Eagle: Despite readers’ criticisms and pleas, the Brooklyn Eagle, though confirming the victim’s identity on Monday, will not publish those details until they are made public by the police. Police said that as long as the perpetrators remain at large, they will not release the victim’s name for his safety.
“It would be a danger to his life,” a police spokesperson said Tuesday.
While it is clear that his attackers know who the victim is and where he lived, it is not clear if they knew his actual name.