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Tow Truck Employee Seriously Injured in Boston Shooting

The shooting happened just after 4 a.m.

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    Boston Police say a tow truck driver was shot early Friday morning in Jamaica Plain. (Published Friday, Dec. 9, 2016)

    Boston Police say a tow truck driver was shot early Friday morning in Jamaica Plain and the search is on for a suspect.

    A tow truck employee from Peter's Towing in Dorchester, Massachusetts was shot just after 4 a.m. He was a passenger in a tow truck when the shooting occurred on Parker Street.

    He and a co-worker were doing an overnight detail at a housing complex. The victim just started the job days ago. The workers were patrolling the area to look for anyone parked without a permit.

    The towing company tells necn their workers were approached by two men who said "You have no business being here."

    Then there was some sort of fight and shots were fired.

    The victim was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries, but is expected to survive.

    Peter's Towing says there are always two people in a tow truck in the overnight hours for safety reasons.

    Neighbors tell us violence in this area is becoming too common.

    The gunman has not been caught.

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