Shooter caught on video shooting SUV and killing 20-year-old passenger in New York’s Upper East Side
Shocking footage has emerged of a gunman shooting to death a passenger sitting in a parked car on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, in what police describe as a “bad drug deal.”
The murder, which took place in the middle of the day, just after 2:30 pm on Monday, took place on East 95th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.
A video from the NYPD sees the shooter brandishing a black pistol as he stepped out of the driver’s seat of a silver SUV parked next to a Honda.
Police have released a video of a suspect shooting to death a man in a vehicle on the Upper East Side
The suspect can walk to the car around 2 p.m. on Monday and shoot a 20-year-old in the front passenger seat.
Police are hoping someone can identify the shooter wearing a hoodie and mask
The suspect then shot directly into the Honda, killing the driver who was later identified as Brooklyn’s Chris Delinois.
Delinois was fatally shot in the stomach while behind the wheel of the parked car. He was rushed to hospital, but the doctors were unable to save him.
The shooter, meanwhile, can be seen running around to hop back into the SUV before driving off with the trunk and passenger door still wide open.
Video shows the car hitting a parked car before finally escaping.
Police are hoping someone can identify the shooter wearing a black hoodie and mask. The man ran to Lexington Ave. and then left for the upper city according to the Daily news.
Police later found a large amount of marijuana in the backseat of the car.
Although possession of marijuana is legal in New York City, its sale is still prohibited.
The shooting is one of three to date in the traditionally wealthy Upper East Side.
The shooting took place around 2 p.m. on Monday in a ‘drug deal went wrong’
The shooter in a black hoodie and blue sweatpants could be seen running away
CCTV footage captured an image of the shooter walking the sidewalk
Monday’s shooting comes amid a spate of gun violence in New York City, after its bloodiest week to date this year, with 50 people gunned down across the city.
That’s a 257 percent peak from the same time last year when the pandemic forced New Yorkers into their homes.
Last weekend, 31 people were injured and six were killed in 28 shootings.
Earlier this month, a concerned Brooklyn mom named Nicole confronted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a radiotelephony about shootings and asked him, “What’s being done?”
The mayor blamed COVID-19 for the crime spike, saying, “ I think it comes back to this awful combination of things we saw, you know, people had no jobs, nearly a million people lost their jobs, schools were closed. , houses of worship were closed. Things really fell apart. ‘
New York City has seen a 257 percent spike in gun violence from the same time last year
De Blasio shifted the focus to the city’s reopening measures, which he believes will reduce crime when people return to work.
Mayor de Blasio announced a new one on Tuesday Safe Summer NYC initiative, which he termed “ a comprehensive plan to end gun violence and bring New York City back from the COVID-19 crisis. ”
“Safe Summer NYC will deter gun violence with real ramifications for firearms pickup and discourage people from entering into a life of crime by providing real, positive alternatives for young people,” reads a press release.
“With a focus on the community, police and courts and justice, the plan has three distinct components: increased investment in communities, strategic police presence in certain areas, and greater coordination across the justice system.”
The plan includes a number of police initiatives, including relocating 200 police officers from administrative posts to improve patrols in key areas and targeting gangs and crews “with a focus on the 100 blocks with the highest rates of gun violence.”
The NYPD will also strengthen its partnerships with federal agencies to quickly identify firearms used in crimes in the city and launch a gun buyback advertising campaign.