A man was fatally shot execution-style in the head and neck just steps away from a Bronx school after getting into a heated argument with his attacker on Thursday afternoon.
The grisly incident took place at around 4.30pm outside a bodega on East 141st Street at Cypress Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood, directly across the street from an elementary school.
According to police and an eyewitness, 33-year-old Felix Medina had gotten into a verbal dispute with another man.
A baseball cap is seen resting in a pool of blood following an execution-style shooting of 33-year-old Felix Medina in The Bronx on Thursday
Medina was arguing with another man outside the La Victoria deli on East 141st Street at 4pm on Thursday when the dispute took a violent turn
A witness said a suspect pulled a gun from his bag and opened fire, shooting Medina in the head and neck in broad daylight
When Medina turned away, the suspect reportedly reached into his bag, pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the victim in the head and neck.
According to the unnamed witness speaking to New York Daily News, the gunman continued firing on Medina after he collapsed mortally wounded to the ground.
‘It was execution style. He shot him in the back of the head and kept shooting to finish him,’ the witness told the paper.
Police have not said how many times the victim was shot, but photos taken at the scene show at least eight orange evidence markers dotting the blood-stained ground outside the La Victoria convenience store.
The witness said that after the shooter walked away, he rushed to Medina to render aid, but it was too late.
The gunman reportedly continued firing on the victim after he collapsed to the ground
At least eight evidence markers are seen dotting the blood-stained ground
A woman described as Medina’s mother is seen looking distraught while visiting the scene of her son’s killing
Medina was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
Medina’s brother, also named Felix, described his sibling as a devoted father of a 10-year-old boy who lived in the Mott Haven community and was loved by everyone.
‘He was a good man,’ the brother said. ‘We’re all grieving.’
The victim’s mother was photographed looking distraught while visiting the block where her son was gunned down.
The bloody violence broke out across the street from PS 65, which remained closed on Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police are looking for the gunman, who has been described as a Hispanic man, standing at about 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighing 220lbs. He was last seen wearing a Gap sweatshirt and jeans, and carrying a dark-colored Adidas backpack.
As of Friday morning, no arrests have been announced in this case.
Medina has a 10-year-old son and lived in the Mott Haven neighborhood
The deadly shooting took place across the street from an elementary school
Police are looking for a heavyset Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a Gap sweatshirt and jean, and carrying an Adidas backpack