Police say NYC boutique owner shot to death is third shopkeeper killed with same gun

Authorities say a New York City boutique owner was shot to death in the head with the same gun that killed two other shopkeepers in the same borough over the summer.

The Daily News reports ( ) that the shop owner was behind the counter of She She in Brooklyn's Flatbush section when he was shot Friday night. The News says the gunman dragged the victim's body toward the back of the store and covered it with clothing.

Police have identified the victim as 78-year-old Vahidipour Rahmatollah (vah-HEE'-dee-pour rah-mah-TOH'-lah) of Great Neck.

The other two merchants were killed July 6 and Aug. 2 with the same .22-caliber gun. No one has been arrested in any of the killings.