New York City police have released footage reportedly of an amateur rapper shooting another hip-hop artist during a drunken argument about filming a music video.
The video shows a man opening fire outside a Bronx, New York bodega around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.
The suspect also appears to repeatedly pistol whip the victim, who has not been identified and was in critical condition, in the security camera footage released by the New York Police Department.
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Corner store owner Ali Abdul told the New York Daily News the two men began fighting over who was the star of their music video. The scuffle brought them into his store.
"They were fighting over who’s the star, who’s better,” said Abdul. “They were drunk. They spit at each other then one guy pulled out a gun and shot the other guy five times.”
In the security footage, several customers walk over the victim as he lies on the ground. He is in critical condition at a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The suspect, who is described as a 30-year-old black man, 5-foot-10 tall and weighing between 180 and 210 pounds, has not been caught. He has braids and "was wearing a red polo shirt, gray sweatpants and black-and-white sneakers," the News reports.
The NYPD urges anyone with information on the case to call 1-800-577-TIPS. You can also text tips to 274637 and then enter TIP577 or log on to NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.