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.
(Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)