Surveillance video captured a brazen shootout on Tuesday in broad daylight from the Queens borough of New York City.
The wild incident unfolded at about noon on Linden Boulevard in Saint Albans according to the NYPD.
The video shows two men walk up to another man as he walked away towards a parked car. Suddenly two of the men pulled their guns and started shooting at each other.
The two assailants ran away from each other, and one got into a car to get away. That assailant later returned in the car to retrieve some items he had dropped during the shootout.
Police say that the assailant who returned to the scene drove away in a silver Honda Accord while the other drove away in a black Acura 4-door sedan driven by someone else.
The incident appeared to be a “chance encounter between two rivals," according to police.
There were no injuries from the shootout, but a nearby car was struck by bullets. The NYPD is trying to identify the assailants involved.
Violent crime has continued to skyrocket in New York City since the pandemic. The NYPD said there was a 54% increase in robberies, a 56% increase in incidents of grand larceny, and a 22% increase in reports of rape during the first months of 2022 compared to the same period last year.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has openly defied the "defund the police" demands of far-left progressive activists and called for more policing to end the criminal crime wave in the city.
Anyone with information about the Queens shooting that might be helpful to the police can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Here's the stunning video of the shootout:
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