A gunman was caught on camera fleeing a terrifying daylight shootout in the Bronx that left another man shot multiple times in both legs — and local shop workers quitting their jobs in terror at the new “Wild West.”
One of the gunmen was pictured seemingly stuffing a weapon in the right pocket of his shorts as he fled the carnage outside a smoke shop on Boston Road at just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The fleeing gunman was wanted for shooting a 34-year-old man multiple times in both his legs, the NYPD said.
But the injured man was uncooperative with police — who believe he may have been the first to pull out and fire a weapon, sparking the terrifying daytime gun battle.
The shootout sent kids scrambling for cover in the nearby Wholly Smokez, according to its owner, who only gave the name Shawn and also fled inside for cover.
“I’m scared,” the 45-year-old store owner admitted to The Post, saying he’s now considering getting bulletproof glass to protect his store.
The shootout actually started outside a neighboring smoke store, Zoo York Exoticz, which handed over security footage to the cops, its 40-year-old owner said.
The store has been open less than a month — but two staffers immediately quit in terror after the shooting, the owner, who only gave his name as Zoo, told The Post.
“I have to actually live here,” one terrified local resident complained.
“It’s become the Wild West,” said the local, who only gave the name Tepeyaka.
Original Article: Gunman seen fleeing day-time shootout in the Bronx (nypost.com)