A $20,000 reward is being offered in the hunt for two gunmen who were seen on security camera seemingly stalking and then opening fire in broad daylight at a crowded Philadelphia gas station, killing a 30-year-old man.
The Philadelphia Police Department released security video of the brazen ambush shooting in the city’s Mt. Airy neighborhood on Wednesday, ABC News reported.
At around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the two gunmen pulled into the Liberty gas station in a 2009 red Mazda 3 sedan and opened fire on the victim as he was pumping gas into his automobile.
The perpetrators’ vehicle, with the New Jersey license plate V62-PWX, is seen stopping nearby the busy fuel pumps and then backing up after seemingly noticing the victim.
The vehicle, driven by a third person, was seen stopping close, and the gunmen, both clothed in black, jumped from the back seat, rushed up to the victim commando-style, and opened fire.
One of the shooters appeared to be armed with an AK-47 rifle, while the other appeared to be firing a pistol with an extended magazine clip, according to authorities.
According to authorities, “the offenders fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him throughout the body.”
The victim, identified by detectives as Brandon Dixon of Philadelphia, was transported to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead, according to authorities.
The incident was described by police as a “brazen act of viciousness” that put numerous innocent civilians in danger as the attackers fired recklessly at Dixon, who attempted to flee as he was being shot.
According to the video, the gunman ran back to his four-door Mazda and drove away.