THE BRONX — A gunman opened fire at a Bronx bodega Saturday night, shooting a man several times at point blank range then pistol whipping him as he lay bleeding on the floor, according to shocking surveillance video released by police.
The attack began about 1:10 a.m. inside a bodega on Webster Avenue, between 170th and 171st Streets, when the shooter took out a silver pistol and shot a 37-year-old man who had just spat in his face, according to police sources and the video.
The gunman calmly walked toward the victim as he continued to fire off more rounds at point blank range with his right hand, while holding what appeared to be a drink in his left hand, according to the video.
When he reached the victim, he leaned down and hit him with the gun several times before walking out of the bodega, according to the video.
Several other people walked out of the store, stepping over the victim without helping him, according to the footage. It was not clear whether they were with the shooter, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was rushed to Lincoln Hospital and remains in critical condition, police said.
The suspect is described as in his 30s with braids and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt, a green baseball hat and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).