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Subway rider shot and killed trying to break up fight over loud music on 3 train in Brooklyn, sources say

Man shot and killed on Brooklyn subway
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NEW YORK -- Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man Sunday night on the subway in Brooklyn. 

Police sources tell CBS New York the victim was trying to break up an argument when he was killed. 

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on a No. 3 train approaching the Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College station in Crown Heights.

Sources said 45-year-old Richard Henderson tried to intervene when he saw two other passengers arguing about playing music too loudly. 

Police said one of the passengers pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots, hitting him in the back and shoulder.

Sources said a witness got the conductor's attention, and the train skipped several stops to meet police at the station. 

First responders found Henderson on the subway car and rushed him to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

CBS New York's Natalie Duddridge spoke with his brother, who said they had just spoken on the phone and Henderson told him that he was leaving a friend's house after watching a football game. His brother said he leaves behind a wife, three children and two grandchildren. 

"It's sad, it turned my stomach when I heard the news," a neighbor told Duddridge. "He was a very nice and kind guy. He'd get along with everybody."

"He was a people person, he was very friendly, he always wanted to do good things," another friend added.

Anyone with information about the shooting or his killer is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential. 

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