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'Why would anyone harm him?' 79-year-old shot dead in Brooklyn

NEW YORK -- A 79-year-old man was shot and killed in Brooklyn early Sunday morning, police said.

Police responded to a call of an unconscious man inside his apartment on Gates Avenue in Bushwick at around 2:30 a.m. and discovered James Jackson with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police sources say Jackson's wife, who is blind, realized he was unresponsive and called 911.

Jackson was taken to Woodhull Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

There were no signs that someone broke into the apartment, so police are considering the possibility that Jackson was the victim of a stray bullet.

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Shocked residents of the building where Jackson lived said they didn't believe he had any enemies.

"Why would anyone harm him? It would take him 20 minutes to walk down the block," said Jackson's neighbor, Vaughn Grandy.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.