Shocking footage has emerged of a gunman shooting dead a passenger who was sitting in a parked car on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in what police are describing as a 'drug deal gone bad'.
The killing, which happened in the middle of the day just after 2:30pm on Monday, occurred on East 95th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.
Video released by the NYPD sees the shooter brandishing a black pistol as he got out of the driver's side seat of a silver SUV that was parked alongside a Honda.
Police have released video of a suspect who shot and killed a man sitting inside a vehicle on the Upper East SideInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The suspect can be seen walking up to the car around 2pm on Monday and shoot a 20-year-old sitting in the front passenger seat
Police are hoping someone can identify the gunman, who is seen wearing a hoodie and a mask
The suspect then fired directly inside the Honda, killing the driver who was later identified as Chris Delinois of Brooklyn.
Delinois was fatally shot in the stomach as he sat behind the wheel of the parked car. He was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
The gunman, meanwhile, can be seen rushing around to jump back into the SUV before it speeds away with the trunk and passenger door still wide open.
Video shows the car then hitting a parked car before finally making a getaway.
Police are hoping someone can identify the gunman, who is seen wearing a black hoodie and a mask. The man ran toward Lexington Ave. and then set off uptown according to the Daily News.
Police found a large amount of marijuana in the back seat of the car later on.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Although marijuana possession is legal in New York, its sale is still prohibited.
The shooting is one of three so far to occur on the traditionally wealthy Upper