Sunday afternoon, approximately 05:50 (local time) in New York. A man crosses a street in the Bronx with his little daughter. He holds his hand at the six-year-old and walks with her across the aisle.
Suddenly, a black car approaches from the left behind the father-daughter duo. A hand with a gun reaches out through the passenger-side window – and shoots. The man meets in the chest, falls on the floor. He later dies in the hospital.
The scene is incredible. And yet: it’s real. A surveillance camera recorded the cold-blooded action. The video is from July 5, a day after Independence Day.
Eight people were murdered in New York this weekend
The festival weekend itself has become bloody: dozens of people, including five children, have been shot alone in the United States these days. As the “New York Post” writes, eight people were murdered alone in New York and 49 incidents involving firearms were recorded.
Following the violent deaths of George Floyd († 46), US President Donald Trump did not strike a conciliatory tone in his speeches on Independence Day. On the contrary, he used his speeches mainly to raise the mood for participants in the nationwide protest movement against racism.
The police are looking for the shooter with the help of the population
New York police are looking for the shooter. Chief Investigator Rodney Harrison personally uploaded the video to Twitter – he hopes for help from the public.
The victim is 29-year-old Anthony Robinson, police say. His six-year-old daughter is unharmed. The video shows how she panicked after a cyclist who apparently comes out of the fire line. (family)