Two masked men shot at a Staten Island hair salon on Wednesday, hitting a teenage girl and a woman with bullets.
A 17-year-old girl suffered a head injury and a 35-year-old woman was shot twice in the rear at Bousso African Hair Salon at 63 Victory Boulevard when the unidentified men opened fire at around 3:50 p.m.
Surveillance footage shows the two gunmen dressed in black walking casually to the salon. The taller man stops and holds a gun to the company while the other continues as if the shooting was unplanned.
A video clip from the saloon, which is packed with customers, then shows the shorter shooter firing in the center of the glass window.
The customers frantically run to safety as the clip goes back to the gunman who fires at least three more bullets through the shattered glass.
Two masked men shot at a Staten Island hair salon on Wednesday, hitting a teenage girl and a woman with bullets. A 17-year-old girl suffered a head injury and a 35-year-old woman was shot twice in the rear
After firing several shots, both gunmen sprinted away from the scene
Both gunmen are then seen sprinting away from the scene.
The victims were taken to Richmond University Medical Center and are in stable condition, as reported by the New York Post.
NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.
A video clip from inside the salon, which is packed with customers, showed one of the gunmen firing in the center of the glass window.
The shooting happened at about 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday at Bousso African Hair Salon at 63 Victory Boulevard on Stated Island
The Staten Island shooting comes amid a crime wave in New York City, with more than three shootings since early May, when two adults and four-year-old Skye Martinez were hit by stray bullets.
The alleged gunman Farrakhan Muhammad reportedly fled the Big Apple after the shooting and was arrested in Florida days later.
On June 27, a United States Marine was injured by a ricochet on W 45th St and Seventh Avenue.
16-year-old break dancer Avon Darden reportedly attempted to shoot a rival dancer when he punched 21-year-old Samuel Poulin in the back as he, his wife and his family walked the sidewalk.
Avon Darden, 16, surrendered himself to police ten days after a shooting at the Midtown South Precinct station police station, injuring two adults and a four-year-old. He is pictured on surveillance footage as police searched for him
16-year-old Darden reportedly tried to shoot a rival dancer when he hit US Marine Samuel Poulin (pictured), 21, in the back.
Darden later turned himself in at the Midtown South station building, accompanied by his mother
Darden later turned himself in at the Midtown South station building, accompanied by his mother.
And on July 13, NYPD officers responded to calls reporting shots had been fired near Seventh Avenue and 41st St in Midtown around 12:40 a.m. At least four shots were fired after a driver in a white Mercedes trapped a 32-year-old motorcyclist in the bus lane.
According to data from the NYPD, there have been 7.1 percent more shooting incidents, with 4.4 percent more casualties.
The number of crimes increased by 5.2 percent on August 22 compared to last year, while the number of crimes increased by 2.4 percent.
The number of homicides has decreased, from 291 reports in the same period in 2020 to 287 reports so far in 2021.
Major thefts also increased by 1.6 percent, while major thefts of cars reached a 19.3 percent increase.
In addition, the number of rapes has increased by 6.1 percent and the number of hate crimes has almost doubled.
Across New York, crime has increased in nearly all categories