Restaurant struggling after deliveryman killed

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The owner of an eatery in Queens says his business has gone down and that he can’t get anywhere near duck sauce after someone gunned down his delivery man.

Glenn Hirsch is accused of killing Zhiwen Yan one month ago in a dispute over the amount of duck sauce he received from the Great Wall Restaurant.

“We lost business [after the shooting]. I am still losing business. I can’t get any delivery guys to work,” Ken Yang said to the New York Post. “Nobody wants to do it because it’s not safe. They are afraid.”

Yang says he remains jittery one month after the killing. A reporter says he witnessed Yang visibly jump back when a photographer asked him to pose with duck sauce.

“I don’t want to touch it,” he said. “I can’t because it brings back bad memories.”

The restaurant closed for nearly a week after the shooting and did not immediately offer delivery for reasons not explained, according to Patch.

Community members have come out in support of Yan’s family since the killing. They’ve contributed $211,000 to a Go Fund Me campaign launched by Yan’s wife, Kunying Zhao.

“He was someone everyone knew and loved and he was kind of a symbol of community for the neighborhood,” neighbor Matthew Murray told NBC New York. “He was just always excited to see you and he would just shout ‘hi my friend’ across Queens Boulevard. Knowing that I’ll never hear that again from him is very upsetting.”

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