WATCH: Shocking video of gunmen opening fire during rush hour traffic

WATCH: Shocking video of gunmen opening fire during rush hour traffic.

SHOCKING video footage shows the moment multiple gunmen jumped out of their car and began opening fire at another vehicle during rush hour traffic.
The video, which was recorded on a home surveillance camera and has been shared all over social media, shows three men wearing hoodies getting out of a red car on Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans and firing their weapons at a white pickup truck on Monday, January 24.
The terrifying event, which occurred just before 5 pm (local time) in the 3800 block of Elysian Fields Avenue and while multiple cars were on the road, resulted in the truck driver being shot, according to police.
The male victim was taken to hospital for treatment, although his condition is currently unknown.
The three gunmen got out and started shooting at the white pickup truck as it passed and after hitting the truck, the gunmen got back into their car and drove off. The pickup truck stays stationary for a few moments before driving off.

Police released the surveillance photo in the hopes of identifying the vehicle. Interestingly, the shooting took place as City Council hearings were being held to discuss a recent rise in crime in the city, according to local reports.
A police statement urged anyone with information to contact NOPD Third District at 504-658-6030 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. There is no known motive for the shooting.

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