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Two masked men fired shots into a Staten Island hair salon on Wednesday, striking a teenage girl and a woman with bullets.
A 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head and a 35-year-old woman was shot twice in her backside at Bousso African Hair Salon at 63 Victory Boulevard when the unidentified men opened fire around 3.50pm.
Surveillance footage shows the two gunmen dressed in all-black casually walking up to the salon. The taller man stops and holds a gun up to the business as the other keeps walking as if the shooting were unplanned.
A video clip from inside the salon, which is packed with customers, then shows the shorter gunman shooting into the center of the glass window.
The customers frantically run for safety as the clip cuts back to the shooter firing at least three more bullets though the shattered glass.
Two masked men fired shots into a Staten Island hair salon on Wednesday, striking a teenage girl and a woman with bullets. A 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head and a 35-year-old woman was shot twice in her backside
After firing multiple shots both gunmen sprinted away from the scene
Both gunmen are then seen sprinting away from the scene.
The victims were taken to Richmond University Medical Center and are in stable condition, as reported by the New York Post.
NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrests.
A video clip from inside the salon, which is packed with customers, showed one of the gunmen shooting into the center of the glass window
The shooting took place at Bousso African Hair Salon at 63 Victory Boulevard in Stated Island around 3.50pm Wednesday
The Staten Island shooting comes amid a surge in crime in New York City, with more than three shootings happening since the beginning of May, when two adults and four-year-old Skye Martinez were hit with stray bullets.
The alleged gunman Farrakhan Muhammad reportedly fled the Big Apple after the shooting and was arrested days later in Florida.
Then on June 27 a US Marine was injured by a ricocheting bullet at W 45th St and Seventh Avenue.
Sixteen-year-old break-dancer Avon Darden was allegedly trying to shoot a rival dancer when he hit Samuel Poulin, 21, in the back as he, his wife and his family were walking down the sidewalk.
Avon Darden, 16, handed himself over to cops at the Midtown South Precinct station house ten days after a shooting that left two adults and a four-year-old injured. He is pictured in surveillance footage while cops searched for him
Sixteen-year-old Darden was allegedly trying to shoot a rival dancer when he hit US Marine Samuel Poulin (pictured), 21, in the back
Darden later turned himself in at the Midtown South precinct station house while accompanied by his mother
Darden later turned himself in at the Midtown South precinct station house while accompanied by his mother.
And on July 13 NYPD officers responded to calls reporting shots fired near Seventh Avenue and 41st St in Midtown around 12.40am. At least four shots were fired after a driver in a white Mercedes clipped a 32-year-old motorcyclist in the bus lane.
According to NYPD data, there have been 7.1 per cent more shooting incidents, with 4.4 per cent more victims.
Felony assaults are up 5.2 per cent from last year, as of August 22, with misdemeanor assaults up 2.4 per cent.
Murders have decreased, from 291 reported during the same time frame in 2020 to 287 reported thus far in 2021.
Grand larcenies have also increased 1.6 per cent, with grand larcenies from automobiles reaching an increase of 19.3 per cent.
Additionally rapes have increased 6.1 per cent and hate crimes have nearly doubled.
Throughout New York, crime has been increasing in almost all categories