A Harlem gunman looking to end a beef with a neighborhood foe ended up shooting his rival and one of the man’s pals when the attempt at a peaceful reconciliation went south, police said Saturday.
Startling surveillance footage released by cops shows the hooded gunman saunter up to a group of men on W. 116 St. near Malcom X Blvd. to address his 25-year-old rival in an attempt to settle a past dispute.
As the two hashed out their differences, about 10 of the rival’s friends begin to encircle the gunman.
The assailant steps back from the hostile horde, draws a pistol from his hoodie pocket and fires off two shots into the crowd, the video shows.
Cops described the shooter as black, about 20 years old, 6 feet tall with a medium build.
He was last seen wearing gray sneakers, dark pants and a black Jordan hooded sweatshirt, cops said.