Police are still searching for the gunman who shot the driver of a Bentley multiple times in Chelsea yesterday. Garry J. Rey, 27, was struck twice in the back and once in the shoulder as he sat in his vehicle near the corner of West 17th Street and 7th Avenue just after 5:30 a.m Sunday.
In a security video published by the Post, Rey and another passenger can be seen getting into the red car parked in front of the restaurant Cafeteria while their attacker exits a Mercedes SUV. The shooter dashes up to Rey's window and fires multiple times. The Bentley speeds off, and the shooter returns to the parked SUV, which then pulls away.
Rey's Bentley later came to a stop on 7th Avenue. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
A neighbor told the Daily News, "I heard five shots, like ‘Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! ...I said, ‘Oh, no.’ I looked out the window and saw people getting in their cars and running."
According to the Post, "an acquaintance... [said Rey] had been unreachable in the days leading up to the Sunday's shooting. I've been calling him since last week, but I wasn't getting an answer," Tranance Sabb told the paper.
Selma Ljalijicic, a manager at Cafeteria, told the Daily News Rey had been a semi-frequent customer at the restaurant and had never caused any trouble in the past. "He's a generally nice person and kind of low key. Never any large groups, never any fuss."
Another Chelsea resident told NBC New York, "I hope they knew each other, because then it makes it more logical, for lack of a better word. If it's random, it's a little bit more scary because then it could happen to anybody."
Rey has reportedly been "uncooperative" with authorities.