A masked gunman shot and wounded a rival during a daring caught-on-camera Independence Day shooting, officials said Tuesday.
Surveillance video released by cops Tuesday shows the shooter, dressed all in black, following his unaware victim down the sidewalk on Hunts Point Ave. — before shooting him in the back without warning near Seneca Ave. in Hunts Point about 6:15 p.m. Sunday, cops said.
The 34-year-old victim, dressed all in red, was struck in the legs, buttocks and finger.
Four people — one in a wheelchair — sitting outside a home scrambled for cover as the gunman turned and fled, running past them, the video shows.
Medics rushed the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Cops released the surveillance video in the hopes that someone recognizes the gunman, who is light skinned and was wearing a dark-colored hoodie with the image of a wolf and the word “wildlife” on the front. He was wearing black pants with a red stripe down the side, a face mask and sunglasses.
Anyone with information regarding the gunman’s whereabouts is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
Thirteen people were shot in 12 separate incidents across the city on July 4 — a 62% jump over last Independence Day, when eight people were shot in eight incidents.
Three people were also murdered on July 4, including two in the early hours: a 45-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest in Brooklyn at 1:55 a.m. and Mamadou Bah, 22, who was shot multiple times in front of a two-story Bronx home at 4:10 a.m., police said. A second man, 27, was shot once in the buttocks during the same incident.
At 9:55 p.m. Sunday night, Rikona “Bud” Kirby was slain during an argument outside the Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx, cops said.
Over the holiday weekend between July 3 and July 5, 22 people were shot in separate incidents, a large decline from the 69 left wounded in last Independence Day weekend — an unprecedented bloody weekend that launched an ongoing wave of gun violence citywide.
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