According to The New York Post, an Amazon delivery driver was shot in the face in Brooklyn on Memorial Day after getting into an argument over a minor fender-bender, witnesses and law enforcement reported.
The 22-year-old driver was grazed by the bullet, shot through the window of his delivery truck at DeKalb and Wyckoff Avenues in Bushwick.
Witnesses said the beef ensued when the Amazon driver allegedly hit the gunman’s parked Infiniti.
“The Amazon driver, he hit the other car a little,” an employee of Vera’s Barber Shop on Wyckoff Avenue said. “The (Infiniti) guy came out of the other car, angry, yelling, talking angry, saying bad things,” she added.
“He takes out a gun and shoots twice,” the woman said of the suspect.
Another local worker said that before the shooting began, the Amazon employee attempted to deescalate the situation with the angry Infiniti driver and said, “Fine, let’s call the cops.”
The bystander said that’s when the Infiniti driver went to his car and came back with a gun, opening fire through the Amazon truck’s passenger side window.
“He came back a minute later and shot him,” the witness said.
According to sources, the victim walked roughly about a block to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The Amazon truck was pulling out, and it hit the car a little bit, not much,” Maria Melgar, a hairstylist who works nearby, told New York Daily News.
“There were two shots. The guy with the car, he shot the Amazon delivery man,” Melgar said. “The Amazon man was bleeding from his face. He was surrounded by people, and he walked down the block to the hospital.”
The suspect fled and remained on the run. Police were only able to recover a single shell casing at the scene.
Detectives from the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick are still currently investigating the shooting.