Tow truck employee shot in Jamaica Plain

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police confirm a tow tuck employee was shot in front of a Jamaica Plain housing complex on Parker Street early Friday morning.

A male co-worker who did not wish to be identified said the shooting victim is Sean Dowd of Brockton.

The co-worker said he and Dowd were working and checking housing authority lots to ensure cars had proper permit stickers to park there when two “kids” approached them.

The co-worker said the kids told him and Dowd to “go work someplace else,” which led to a verbal argument that turned physical. The co-worker said one kid pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Another tow truck employee witnessed the shooting, and police are searching for the shooter suspect who got away.

Police received a call shortly after 4 a.m. about a shooting at 906 Parker Street. co-worker

Boston Emergency Services said Dowd suffered critical injuries and was undergoing surgery at Brigham and Women’s as of 8 a.m. is expected to survive.

Investigators and detectives wrapped up the scene shortly before 7 a.m. For several hours, officials used K9 units and searched on hands-knees for evidence in the taped-off area.

There is no word on why the tow truck driver was shot.

This is a developing story. Stay with 7News for updates.


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