Two gunmen dressed in black and armed with assault rifles ambush and kill another man at a gas station in brazen broad daylight attack on Monday, May 5
The target Brandon Dixon, 30, was trailed by the three men in a red sedan to the Liberty forecourt in east Mount Airy, north Philadelphia, around 2.30 pm
They watch Dixon pump gas into his SUV before two balaclava-clad figures leap out of the red vehicle with assault rifles
Dixon flees the forecourt with the shooters firing at least 25 times at their fleeing target
‘The offenders fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him throughout the body,’ police said
Cops are offering a $20,000 for info leading to an arrest of the suspects who remain at large
In a brazen and callous disregard for onlookers, two gunmen wielding assault rifles opened fire at a busy Philadelphia gas station on last week Monday, killing a young father in broad daylight.
Father-of-one Brandon Dixon, 30, was targeted by the two shooters as they drove up to the Liberty forecourt in east Mount Airy, north Philadelphia on May 5.
After identifying Dixon, they leap out of the vehicle and spray him with assault rifle bullets
Surveillance footage shows three men drive up to the gas station in a red sedan.
They watch Dixon pump gas into his silver SUV before two balaclava-clad figures leap out of the red vehicle with assault rifles, firing at least 25 times at their fleeing target.
In the footage released by Philadelphia police, the victim can be seen in the footage sprinting from the gun toting pair as they open fire, but was still struck several times.
Police said he suffered several gunshot wounds to both the head and face.
An arrest has yet to be made in the brazen noon-time shooting – which happened around 2:30 pm. Surveillance footage shows Dixon, a local high-school basketball standout who leaves behind a five-year-old daughter, walk out of the gas station’s store and approach his silver SUV parked at a gas pump.
As Dixon stands at the pump, a red sedan driven by a third person aiding the assailants suddenly pulls into the gas station driveway, at which point the two shooters – both dressed in black – can be seen springing from the rear seat before opening fire.
The slain victim, Brandon Dixon, 30, was targeted by the two shooters as they drove up to the Liberty forecourt in east Mount Airy, north Philadelphia on Monday.
The security video shows the two men firing the barrage of bullets at a fleeing Dixon, spurring others outside the station to jump for cover.
No one else was injured in the incident, cops said.
Police searching for the suspects Monday discerned that one of the gunmen appeared to be armed with an AK-47 rifle, while the other looked to be firing a handgun with an extended magazine clip.
‘The offenders fired multiple shots at the victim, striking him throughout the body,’ lawmen said in a statement addressing the shooting in West Oak Lane – a neighborhood where roughly 95 percent of its 41,000 residents are African-American.
“We know 25 shots were fired because we found a little over 25 spent shell casings. Some appear to be rifle rounds. There are at least 20 bullet holes to the glass door of the convenience store,” said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Police are offering a reward of $20,000 for any information which leads to an arrest of the three suspects.
Brandon’s mother Lisa Dixon, who is now looking after his daughter Jordan, five, told FOX 29: ‘I feel like my heart has been snatched out of my body.
‘I don’t know who’s raising these children but they don’t care. They have nothing in them. And they took my baby’s life.’
The talented basketball player, who won prizes as a student at Plymouth Whitemarsh High, had no involvement in crime, Lisa insisted.
Lisa Dixon continues, ‘I would put my hand on the bible my son – that one – was not into anything. He was not. ‘Jordan said: “I’m not gonna see my dad anymore.” And I told her: “He’s here with us, he’s always gonna be here with us.
‘”Everything’s gonna be all right, we’re gonna get through this.”‘
Jordan simply said: ‘I love my daddy.’
The two shooters remain at large.