Philadelphia police are searching for a gunman who shot a tow truck driver in the back multiple times in the Kensington neighborhood.
According to sources, the tow tuck driver was cleaning his vehicle near the intersection of Front and Silver Streets when he was shot from behind.
Neighbors of the victim tell Eyewitness News the driver lives in the area and witnessed a black male running down the street after the shooting.
Police say the victim, who is an employee of "Straight Up" Towing and was not on-call at the time of the shooting, was spotted on the ground by two Good Samaritans who picked him up from the ground and transported him to Episcopal Hospital.
The driver has since been transferred to Temple University Hospital where he is listed in extremely critical condition.
Police have not released the victim's name at this time and also have stated they do not believe this incident is the result of any "towing wars" altercation.
On July 22, a Philadelphia tow truck driver was shot and properties connected to an ongoing tow truck rivalry were riddled by gunfire and set on fire.
This incident remains under investigation.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Philadelphia Tow Truck Driver Shot, Critically Injured
It does not appear that this shooting is related to the "tow wars" shooting earlier in the month. Keeping this unnamed tower in our thoughts. Here's the story from CBS 3:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 7:13 AM