Gunman shoots, pistol-whips man; five people step over bleeding body
ABOVE: Five people calmly walked over a victim lying on the ground after a gunman shot him repeatedly in a Bronx convenience store. WARNING: Discretion is advised.
Graphic surveillance video released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) shows an unidentified man shooting a victim multiple times before pistol whipping him as he lay on the ground of a Bronx convenience store Saturday.
When the man’s attack has subsided, five people then step over the twitching body without stopping to help.
The NYPD released the video on Monday with hopes of identifying the shooter, but Detective Kelly Ann Ort said Tuesday afternoon police were still looking.
The New York Daily News quoted the store owner as explaining the violence was spurred by a music video film shoot.
“They were fighting over who’s the star, who’s better. They were drunk. They spit at each other then one guy pulled out a gun and shot the other guy five times,” owner Ali Abdul reportedly said.
Ort had no comment on the owner’s account of the incident.
Emergency workers arrived shortly after the six men left the store, according to the Daily News, and the victim was rushed to Lincoln Hospital. Ort said the victim remained in critical condition in hospital Tuesday afternoon, “as far as I know.”
Police urge anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.
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