NEW YORK — Authorities in New York are investigating the shooting death of the owner of a landmark Brooklyn pizzeria.

Police say L&B Spumoni Gardens owner Louis Barbati was shot twice in the torso in the backyard of his home in Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights section Thursday night. The 61-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors reported hearing several shots around 7 p.m.

Police are still searching for the gunman, who is believed to be in his 30s and wearing a black hoodie.

L&B Spumoni Gardens has been in business since 1939 and has been run by the Barbati family for four generations. It is known for its Sicilian pies and has been featured on several food shows.

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