Gunman shoots dead a teenager, 17, as he attempts to crawl to safety during a ...

Horrific moment gunman shoots dead a teenager, 17, at point-blank range as he tries to crawl away during Bronx gunfight NYPD has released surveillance footage of a shooting in New York City Kerth Werts, 17, was shot and later died at a local hospital Footage shows two men speaking to a group of teenagers before shots are fired At least 15 Bronx residents have become victims of gun violence this year  Authorities has asked that anyone with information about the shooting contact NYPD Crime Stopper at 800-577-TIPS

By Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:08 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 19:19 BST, 13 September 2020

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Grisly video captured the moment an unknown gunman shot dead a 17-year-old boy who attempted to flee during a gun battle. 

The New York Police Department on Sunday released surveillance footage of the shooting that killed Kether Werts on Thursday.  

The incident happened just before 5pm outside 1705 Hoe Avenue in the Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx.

Footage shows two men wearing black hoodies and white face masks engaging with a group of teenagers across the street. 

It's unclear what is said, but one of the teenagers cross the street to approach the men.

Then, the group of teenagers begin to desperately flee the area at the apparent start of gunfire. 

A few of the boys manage to escape, but Werts appears to get caught in between two vehicles as one gunman follows him.  The teenager trips to the ground and attempts to crawl away. 

Surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department shows a shooting that took place in the Bronx on Thursday

Surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department shows a shooting that took place in the Bronx on Thursday

Two men, wearing black hoodies and white face masks (right), were seen talking to a group of teenagers when shots were fired

Two men, wearing black hoodies and white face masks (right), were seen talking to a group of

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