This is the shocking moment two gunmen wielding assault rifles opened fire at a busy Philadelphia gas station in broad daylight, killing a young father.
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.
Surveillance footage shows the balaclava-clad men drive up to the gas station and watch Dixon pump gas into his car before leaping out with assault rifles, firing at least 25 times at the fleeing dad.
After identifying Brandon, they leap out of the vehicle and spray him with assault rifle bullets
Brandon got away from the gas station but was hit all over his body by bullets fired by the pair
Brandon (pictured in white T-shirt) was seen sprinting out of the forecourt before he was killed
Dixon can be seen in the footage sprinting from the pair as they burst from the backseat of their red sedan – which was driven by a third accomplice – but was still struck several times.
Police said he suffered several gunshot wounds to both the head and face.
Cops have yet to make an arrest in the brazen daytime shooting – which transpired 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, the red sedan suddenly pulls into the gas station driveway, with the two shooters – both dressed in black – springing from the rear seat.
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
Another angle shows the suspects (one pictured in front of an occupied car) spray Dixon, who leaves behind a five-year-old daughter, with bullets
The footage then shows the two men firing the barrage of bullets at Dixon as he frantically flees, spurring others outside the station to jump for cover as well.
‘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.
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.
They also revealed the suspects had fired off at least 25 shots during the commando-style shooting – which appeared to be a premeditated hit.
Police can be seen entering the gas station after the shooting, which saw the two gunmen fire at least 25 shots
Bullet holes can be seen in strewn throughout the store’s front door and windows on May 5
‘We know 25 shots were fired because we found a little over 25 spent shell casings. Some appear to be rifle rounds,’ said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small.
‘There are at least 20 bullet holes to the glass door of the convenience store.’
Shortly after the shooting, SWAT team members were seen entering the bullet-ridden store, searching for the suspects.
Upon realizing the shooters were not inside, they evacuated the store.
Police are offering a reward of $20,000 for any information which leads to an arrest of any of the three suspects.
The crime scene at the Liberty gas station Monday night. Police said no one except Dixon was struck by the suspects’ hail of gunfire
Dixon years ago was a local high-school basketball standout at Plymouth Whitemarsh High. It is not yet known if or how he knew the still-at-large assailants, whom have yet to be identified
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.
She said: ‘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 suspects remain on the loose.
Dixon pictured here with his mom, Lisa Dixon, in 2011. She will now look after his five-year-old daughter, Jordan (not pictured). She said of her son’s killing: ‘I feel like my heart has been snatched out of my body’