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Sources: Competition between tow truck companies led to Bronx shooting that left customer critically injured

NEW YORK — Police sources inform CBS2 competitors between tow truck companies led to an harmless customer getting shot within the head within the Bronx.

As CBS2’s Zinnia Maldonado studies, the sufferer’s automotive broke down in entrance of a storage facility alongside Bruckner Boulevard, and police at the moment are reporting that man, who stays in important situation at Lincoln Hospital, was not the meant goal.

The 35-year-old man was shot within the head whereas sitting within a tow truck round 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the sufferer’s automotive broke down on the nook of East 141st Street and Bruckner Boulevard, and whereas the tow truck operator was hooking up his automotive, a person drove by on a bike, firing a number of pictures.

Sources say the tow truck operator, who has a felony report, was not hit, nevertheless it’s believed the shooting stemmed from competitors between two tow truck companies scraping for business.

“I don’t feel safe here. I won’t drive at night here neither,” Lisa Rodriguez mentioned.

Those within the space say sadly, they are not shocked.

“I suggest, people, that if you get stuck, call a family member, you know. Try to get out. Especially at night, try to get out the area because it’s not safe,” Rodriguez mentioned.

READ MORE: NYPD: 17-year-old shot and killed in Bronx, 1 of 9 shootings in metropolis over the weekend

There had been additionally a number of different shootings within the Bronx over the weekend.

A 17-year-old was shot and killed Sunday in Mott Haven close to Beekman and East 141st Street.

On Saturday, police say two suspects on a scooter shot at a gaggle of individuals alongside Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, placing a 17-year-old within the brow. He stays in important but secure situation.

Also on Saturday, a person within the Bronx was killed in a carjacking gone mistaken. NYPD say the suspect stole the sufferer’s BMW simply earlier than midnight alongside Hunts Point Avenue and shot the 45-year-old within the head.

In the incident alongside Bruckner Boulevard, in the meantime, no arrests have been made.

Police say at the moment, they cannot say for certain the tow truck driver was the meant goal, however they’re assured the person shot was an harmless bystander.

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