Dramatic video captures the moment two gunmen opened fire outside a Manhattan building being rented for a pop-up music event Tuesday.
The teen attackers — who are reputed members of the “Trained to Blow” crew and the “Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Crew” — are seen blasting away at four men who had just left an underground rap show that was promoted on social media as “We On Tour Tuesday.”
The youths — aged 17 and 19 — got out of a dark sedan at about 10:30 p.m. on West 38th Street near Fifth Avenue and are seen in the footage approaching the other men as they left the event and tried to get into a parked Nissan Altima.
As the shooters blasted away, one of the men who was getting into the Altima managed to return fire after being hit in the abdomen, according to cops and police sources.
The 27-year-old struck the older teen shooter in the leg, cops said. Both gunmen were left hospitalized in stable condition.
A 24-year-old man — who did not fire at anyone — was also shot in the gut during the commotion. His injuries were initially described as life-threatening, but his condition had stabilized by Wednesday morning, according to cops.
The 17, 19, and 27-year-olds are in custody with charges pending, according to police.
Both teens have gang affiliations, and the shooting appears to be gang-related, according to police sources.
The 17-year-old, a member of “Trained to Blow” (TTB) crew, has an open case in connection to a December 2018 non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy on Nostrand Avenue — for which he was arrested in January of 2019, according to the sources.
In that case, a judge set bail at $25,000, which a Texas-based bail bondsman posted, costing the guarantor $1,760 dollars, the sources said.
The teen has at least one prior weapon possession charge, and another two are sealed, according to the sources.
The teen is also is wanted as a suspect in a May 2020 shooting on Bergen Street near New York Avenue in Crown Heights, the sources said.
The 19-year-old, a member of the “Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Crew,” has previous arrests for gun possession and assault, and well as a robbery bust from when he was a juvenile, the sources said.
“These are Brooklyn crews,” a police source said. “It’s basically a jump up party.”
Performers at the event included Sina Spoiled to Perfection, Star Mula 17, Keem Flacko, Boodah BGD, and Hollywood Fresh, according to police sources.
They were not involved in the shooting.