A HORRIFYING video captured the moment a teenage boy, 16, was shot in the neck outside a deli in broad daylight before the gunman flees the scene.
The shocking incident occurred on Wednesday outside the King Deli and Grocery in the Bronx, NY, the victim was identified as James Solano, who died at a nearby hospital after being shot in the neck.
Surveillance footage shows the moment the suspect pulls out the gun and fires at James Solano[/caption]
In the video, the suspect taps Solano on the shoulder, then reaches into his jacket and waits for the teen to pass him before pulling out a gun and firing a shot at him at point blank range.
According to police, after being shot the 16-year-old ran into the deli and collapsed.
Solano was shot once in the neck, and was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
“I saw a kid in the street. He was laid out flat. I have no words. It was so sad,” Luis Hernandez, a manager at a local supermarket, told the New York Daily News.
The Bronx deli where the shooting took place on Wednesday[/caption]
Solano, 16, died from his injuries at Lincoln Medical Center[/caption]
As of Thursday police had not determined a motive for the shooting, and it was unclear whether both men knew each other even though they appeared to be talking moments before the shooting.
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“My kids and nephews heard the gunshots when it happened,” Christine Martinez, who lives in the apartment building above the deli, told the News.
“They didn’t think too much of it. Unfortunately, it happens too often in this neighborhood.”
The NYPD are still searching for the suspect who they said was wearing a surgical mask, a baseball cap, a light hoodie and dark winter jacket.