Shocking moment two gunmen dressed in black and armed with assault rifles ambush and kill another man at a Philadelphia gas station in brazen broad daylight attack
- Shocking video shows deadly shooting of father-of-one by unknown assailants
- Mother of Brandon Dixon, 30, said: ‘My heart has been snatched out of my body’
- Lisa Dixon: ‘I would put my hand on the bible my son was not into anything’
- Two shooters remain on the loose as they sped away after broad daylight killing
- Brandon’s daughter Jordan, 5, confided: ‘I’m not gonna see my dad anymore’
- Cops are offering a $20,000 for info leading to an arrest of the suspects at large
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 last Thursday, May 5.
Surveillance footage shows the balaclava-clad men drive up to the gas station and watch Brandon pump gas into his car before leaping out with assault rifles, firing at least 25 shots.
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
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 Philly dad can be seen in the footage sprinting from the pair as they open fire, but was still struck several times.
Police said he suffered several gunshot wounds to both the head and face.
An arrest has yet to be made in the brazen daytime shooting – which transpired around 2:30 pm Monday.
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.
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 last Thursday
As Dixon stands at the pump, a red sedan driven by a third person aiding the assailants suddenly pulls into the gas station driveway, at which point the two shooters – both dressed in black – can be seen springing from the rear seat before opening fire.
The security video shows the two men firing the barrage of bullets at a fleeing Dixon, spurring others outside the station to jump for cover.
No one else was injured in the incident, cops said.
Police searching for the suspects Thursday 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.
‘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.
Police are offering a reward of $20,000 for any information which leads to an arrest of the three suspects.
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.