A New York City father was shot while trying to shield his three kids from a spray of bullets inside a Bronx used car dealership, MTO News has learned. The father survived the shooting.
According to police, a 39-year-old man and his children were at a used car dealership at about 7:20am Monday when shots were fired.
The man was waiting in the lobby area of the dealership to make his purchase and brought his kids to help him choose a car. But before they can decide on which car to buy, goons pulled up and started shooting.
The glass doors behind them suddenly shattered in the barrage of gunfire. A gunman can be seen running up and firing through an open glass door.
The then father jumped into action and quickly scooped his three children and tucked them under him.
A few seconds later, another door explodes, sending shards of glass raining down on the couch where they just sitting. The dad eventually made his escape – by slowly crawling away with his children.
Luckily he wasn’t fatally shot, nor were the kids unharmed – at least physically.
The dad was struck in the thigh however, police said and medics rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center for treatment.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related. According to them, a gang member was doing business in the dealership when, a rival, opened fire.
Police do not believe that the father of three was the gunman’s target.