VIDEO: Police release tape of suspect in Bronx rap video shooting

Police are on the lookout for a gunman suspected of shooting a man while filming a rap video in a Bronx corner store early Saturday.

 

The New York City Police Department is on the lookout for a gunman suspected of shooting a man while filming a rap video in a Bronx corner store early Saturday.

 

 

Surveillance video captured the suspect aim a silver handgun at the 37-year-old victim and shot it off multiple times at around 1 a.m. at the Webster Avenue bodega in the Claremont section.

 

After firing the gun, the suspect got even closer to the victim and began to pistol whip the injured man with the firearm.

The two men were reportedly at the store to film a rap video when they got into some sort of verbal dispute.

The unidentified victim suffered from a grazed bullet to his head, shots to his leg and one gunshot wound to his chest. The man also suffered head injuries after being struck five times with the gun.

He was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center as soon as emergency workers arrived and was listed in critical condition early Monday.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, with braided hair and a dark complexion. Video showed him wearing a red polo shirt, a green baseball hat and blue jeans before he left still in possession of the gun.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

Follow Chester Jesus Soria on Twitter@chestersoria

 
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