New York father fatally shot while holding daughter’s hand (Photos)
A New York father was holding the hand of his seven-year-old daughter when he was fatally shot on a pedestrian crossing.
Anthony Robinson was walking with his little girl in the Bronx in broad daylight, 5.50pm on Sunday evening when the murder took place.
The sickening killing was captured on a car’s dashcam video.
The footage shows a dark sedan pulling alongside the pedestrian crossing, before a hand pokes out of the passenger window with a handgun, firing four times.
Mr Robinson immediately falls to the ground after being shot, his terrified daughter running away.
He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead soon after.
His little girl was not hurt in the shooting.
The video was tweeted out by the New York Police Department’s Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison.
Mr Harrison called for anybody who knows anything to come forward.
A US$10,000 reward has been offered to catch the killer.
Two hours later two other men were shot dead just three blocks away. It is not known if the shootings were connected.
The shootings were part of an unusually violent weekend in New York City, in which 64 people were shot, ten fatally.
Last month marks the most violent June in the city since 1996.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the murders are “directly connected to coronavirus”.
“The fact that the court system is not working, the economy is not working, people have been penned up for months and months, so many issues underlying this challenge,” he said.
“This is something that we have to double down on.”
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