STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Harrowing video shows two masked individuals walk up to a Tompkinsville beauty salon Wednesday afternoon before one raises an arm and fires multiple shots into the business, wounding a woman and a teen girl.
The surveillance footage, taken from cameras across the street from Bousso African Hair Braiding at 63 Victory Blvd., depicts two individuals casually walk in front of the location and begin to look inside.
One man appears to raise his arm and point through the glass windows of the establishment before the second man paces back and forth near the front door of the salon and raises his arm to shoot through the front window.
The glass shatters in the video as both men flee towards Monroe Avenue.
A worker in the area said he heard three shots fired off as he was on the job at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. When he looked to the side, he saw “two men running” up the street.
Two women, he said, were put into an ambulance shortly afterward.
Police said a 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head, while a 35-year-old woman was shot twice in the buttocks.
Both victims were taken to Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton and are expected to survive, according to police.
The two females were innocent bystanders waiting to get their hair done inside the salon, a source said.
The NYPD released surveillance photos on Twitter of two men sought in the incident, including one photo which appears to show an individual holding a handgun as he runs from the scene, the Advance/SILive.com reported.
A second witness said she heard the shots being fired before the alleged perpetrators ran from the scene.
“It’s crazy,” the woman said, who noted people near the victims during the shooting appeared badly shaken from the incident.
People with information are urged to contact the 120 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-981-2714 or the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public also can submit tips on the CrimeStoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.