LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - A driver slammed into a gas station in Lynn on Monday. Police say the driver of the car had been shot before he lost control of the car.
The incident happened around 12:30 a.m at the AL Prime Energy at Boston Street and Federal Street.
Police say the shooting happened outside a bar across from the gas station.
Medics took the man to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he’s stable but in serious condition.
Surveillance cameras from AL Prime Energy captured the car narrowly missing gas pumps before crashing into the brick wall, sending dust and debris flying. Soon after footage shows people running toward the crash to help.
“I am very thankful nobody got hurt, and I am thankful the person that hit the wall didn’t pass away,” said the gas station’s co-owner Nasser Buisier. “He’s very lucky to be alive.”
Louis Falzarano with Boston Board Up Emergency Services said the driver and car were lodged pretty deep into the building. Falzarano said there are a number of things workers will have to do before they can begin rebuilding.
The gas station was later re-open after investigators finished photographing the scene, but bricks and broken glass remained scattered throughout the garage where the car crashed through.
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