Friday, March 3, 2023, 10:03 AM

Man shot in face while pumping gas in Bronx: police

MOUNT HOPE, Bronx (WABC) — A man was shot in the head while pumping gas in the Bronx early Friday morning.

Police say the incident happened at the Gulf gas station at Webster Avenue and East 175th Street.

Several officers were still on the scene hours later. A petrol pump could be seen on the ground next to the white Range Rover.

Officials say the 51-year-old Brooklyn man was just pumping gas when he was shot in the face. He is currently in St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition and fighting for his life.

Authorities are investigating this as an attempted robbery, but it is unclear if the suspect took anything from the victim before fleeing.

Officials describe the suspect as black with a thin build. They did not specify if there is a known connection between the victim and the suspect.

Police are continuing their investigation.


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