KEY POINTS

  • The gunmen took turns shooting the 22-year-old victim
  • Two others in the barber shop took cover during the shooting
  • Police said the victim recently switched gang allegiance

Two unidentified gunmen took turns shooting a man inside a barber shop in Bronx, New York City, as two other people in the shop watched in horror and took cover, surveillance footage released by local police showed. The gunmen shared one firearm in the shooting.

The video showed the 22-year-old victim, who has not been named by authorities, sitting in a chair Friday evening. A man in a white shirt entered the shop and shot the victim first, followed by another gunman in a black hoodie, who shot the victim on the leg, the New York Post reported. The incident took place at the 13 Barber Shop on East Gun Hill Road in Norwood, authorities said.

It is unclear how many people were inside the barber shop when the shooting took place, but in the video, a barber and a customer can be seen trying to find cover shortly after the victim fell off the chair and onto the floor when he was shot. The victim was transported to the Jacobi Medical Center and is now in stable condition.

Police noted that the first suspect had a “slim build” and was “last seen wearing a black balaclava, white t-shirt, a black long sleeve shirt, dark-colored pants and white sneakers.”

The second suspect also shared the same build descriptions and was last seen “wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and white sneakers,” ABC flagship station KABC-TV reported. After shooting the victim, the suspects fled northbound towards Kings College Place.

Police said Sunday that the victim recently switched gangs from the Bloods to the Crips, the New York Daily News reported, although they clarified that it has yet to be known whether the switch in allegiance turned the victim into a target.

Information related to the accident and the suspects are to be directed to the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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