Chilling moment British tourists ran for their lives as they were chased by gunman


This is the horrifying moment two British tourists ran for their lives before being brutally gunned down in the street while on holiday in Los Angeles.

The holidaymakers were standing outside a Venice Beach bar on July 30 when they got into a heated argument with Brandon Manyo Dixon and his friend, police said.

The fight turned physical and Dixon then chased the terrified Britons with his gun, shooting and seriously wounding the pair who needed treatment in hospital, while he fled the scene.

The shocking violence has sadly become all too common in Los Angeles, whose woke District Attorney George Gascon has been savaged for his liberal reforms that have failed to curb a soaring crime rate.

The LAPD have now released CCTV in the hope of finding Dixon, who is seen in the footage prowling Windward Avenue with his gun.

Security camera footage filmed outside a busy bar in tourist hotspot Venice Beach on July 30 shows the pair turning away and running after a man they had been arguing with pulled out a gun

The suspect sprints after them and opens fire from just a short distance behind

The suspect sprints after them and opens fire from just a short distance behind

LAPD have now named the suspected gunman as Brandon Manyo Dixon and are hunting him for attempted murder

LAPD have now named the suspected gunman as Brandon Manyo Dixon and are hunting him for attempted murder

In the footage, Dixon sprints after the pair and opens fire from just a short distance behind, with one of the victims seen grabbing his chest. 

Shortly afterwards the gunman also shot the other Briton, leaving the pair seriously injured, before fleeing from the scene. 

One of the victims appeared to grab his chest as if he has been shot from behind by the gunman, who is seen running just a short distance behind him. 

Dixon is wanted for attempted murder and police are appealing for help.

They describe him as armed and dangerous and urge members of the public to call 911 if they see him. 

Police have so far released few details of the victims, describing them only as tourists from the UK. 

One of the victims is seen grabbing his chest. Shortly afterwards the gunman also shot his friend, leaving the pair seriously injured, before fleeing from the scene

One of the victims is seen grabbing his chest. Shortly afterwards the gunman also shot his friend, leaving the pair seriously injured, before fleeing from the scene

LAPD say in a statement: ‘The suspect, the suspect’s friend, and two United Kingdom tourists were involved in a verbal argument outside a heavily populated bar,’ a statement read. 

‘The argument escalated into a physical fight and then turned violent when the suspect chased after both tourists with a gun. 

‘As the tourists ran away, the suspect shot the tourists and then fled on foot from the scene. 

‘Both victims sustained significant wounds from the gunshots and were hospitalized for their injuries.

‘Brandon Manyo Dixon has been identified as the person involved in the attempted murder of the United Kingdom victims. 

‘Dixon should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 for immediate assistance.’

Gascon, who heads the nation’s largest DA office which files over 100,000 cases a year, has been slammed for his soft on crime approach.

The shocking violence has sadly become all too common in Los Angeles, whose woke District Attorney George Gascon has been savaged for his liberal reforms

The shocking violence has sadly become all too common in Los Angeles, whose woke District Attorney George Gascon has been savaged for his liberal reforms

Total violent crimes are up by 5.3 per cent this year compared to the same period last year

Total violent crimes are up by 5.3 per cent this year compared to the same period last year

The liberal DA swept in during 2020 with a wave of justice reforms which have been slammed by prosecutors.

Total violent crimes are up by 5.3 per cent this year compared to the same period last year. 

His reforms have allowed a double-child murdering 17-year-old who tried to cover up his crimes go free when he turns 25, and a two-time brutal rapist to push for his sentence to be reduced. 

Last year, homicides climbed 12 per cent over last year, robberies were up 5.3 per cent and shootings rose by 14.8 per cent. 

The Los Angeles DA was recalled in 2020 but efforts to unseat him failed. 

In winter of 2021, the head of a union that represents roughly 1,000 Los Angeles County prosecutors slammed District Attorney George Gascon for keeping mum despite on the string of smash-and-grab robberies plaguing Southern California.

‘He’s created an atmosphere devoid of accountability,’ said Eric Siddall, vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, during an appearance on Fox News.

In August, Gascon survived yet another recall effort.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Pacific Division Robbery Detective Jurado D or Crime Stoppers.

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