Shocking video shows gunman lying in wait holding door open for a FedEx driver before shooting him in the neck as he walks out of a building in Brooklyn
- Video released by NYPD shows FedEx driver walking out of a building in Brooklyn
- Gunman can be seen lying in wait as he holds the door open for his victim
- The suspect holds out his arm and fired his weapon striking the driver in the neck
- Driver was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition
- New York City has set 14-year high for most incidents of gun violence, police say
- As of Tuesday, there were more than 1,430 shootings citywide so far in 2020
- The city has already surpassed its previous high of 1,427 shootings in 2006
- NYPD boss Dermot Shea blames state’s new bail reform measure for crime surge
A FedEx driver was shot in the back of the neck by a gunman lying in wait at an apartment block in Brooklyn.
Surveillance video shows the 44-year-old delivery man calmly walking out of the building in Brownsville, walking past his assailant who was holding the door open for him.
As soon as the man passes by, the gunman quickly follows, holds out his arm and then opens fire in broad daylight.
Video released by NYPD shows FedEx driver walking out of a building in Brooklyn
The gunman can be seen lying in wait as he hold the door open for his victim
The suspect holds out his arm and fired his weapon striking the driver in the neck
The man fired his weapon at extremely close range leaving the driver in serious but stable condition
The attack happened on Tuesday morning at around 11:15am. The NYPD who released the video say the attack appears to have been a targeted one.
The video was tweeted by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison.
The driver who was shot in the neck was taken to Brookdale Hospital in serious but stable condition.
This latest attack some comes as the commissioner of the New York Police Department says that the city is on pace to end 2020 with the highest level of gun violence since 2006 and that the state’s new bail reform law is to blame.
The suspect can then be seen running away from the building on a second surveillance camera
The driver is next seen crawling along the sidewalk having been seriously wounded
The attack occurred at this apartment block in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn
New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says that the city is on pace to set a 14-year record for most incidents of gun violence in a single year
New York’s top cop, Dermot Shea, made the comments as official data from his department indicates that shootings have soared 96 per cent this year compared to 2019.
At this time last year, there were 735 reported shootings. This year, that number has nearly doubled to 1,433 incidents of gun violence.
The last time there were this many shootings in a single year was in 2006, when the NYPD reported 1,427 shootings.
‘I wish I had better news on gun violence specifically… we’re looking to close out the year on a 14-year high,’ Shea told NY1 on Tuesday morning.
‘This has been a year like no other.’
In November alone, there have been a total of 115 shootings – a 112 per cent jump compared to the same time last year.
In November alone, there have been a total of 115 shootings – a 112 per cent jump compared to the same time last year. November also saw 28 murders – a 38 per cent rise compared to November 2019. Police vehicles are seen above near the scene of a shooting in The Bronx on Friday
November also saw 28 murders – a 38 per cent rise compared to November 2019.
We have made staggering numbers of gun arrests, taking guns off the streets from felons, doing it almost always without a shot being fired,’ Shea told NY1.
‘But when you look three days later, four days later, those individuals are back on the street committing more gun violence.’
Shea told NY1 that progressive policies that encourage criminal justice reform are making the city more dangerous.
‘Until we come to that realization as a society — is this what we want?’ he said.
Police data also shows that the number of shooting incidents in 2020 is outpacing that of last year
As of Sunday, there were a reported 1,433 shootings in the five boroughs this year — a whopping 698 more than the 735 reported at this time last year