A man was shot and killed outside Knickerbocker Village in the Lower East Side last night.

Police say that 31-year-old Rashaun Nicholson was fatally shot in the head shortly after 7 p.m. outside 78 Catherine Street, near the intersection of Cherry Street in the Two Bridges neighborhood, and a block from Nicholson's residence in the Alfred Smith Houses. Nicholson's murderer fled the scene.

Kevin Nicholson told CBS that his brother was bringing presents to his four children when he was shot dead.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on their website, by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All tips are confidential.