Aug. 5, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A tow truck driver remains at large after he shot at a competing tow truck driver on a Sunnyside street Thursday.
The suspect got into a dispute with his 44-year-old rival outside 47-56 45th St. at around 1:35 p.m. where an accident had taken place, according to police.
The victim, police say, was called to the scene to tow a vehicle from the collision and then got into an argument with the suspect at the location. Sources say they were arguing over who was taking the tow job.
The dispute escalated and the enraged driver then yelled “I got something for you” at the victim.
The suspect then grabbed a gun from his truck and fired off several shots at the victim. The gunshots did not strike anyone, however, one of the bullets smashed through the rear windshield of an unoccupied white SUV that was parked on the street, according to reports.
The alleged shooter then fled the scene, police said.
No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made.
The owner of the SUV told NBC New York that he considers himself fortunate not to have been struck by the bullet, given he was in the vehicle minutes before the shooting.
“I’m very lucky, very lucky,” he said.