Police: Innocent bystander struck during domestic shooting in Pottstown Wawa parking lot
POTTSTOWN, Pa. - An innocent bystander became the victim of domestic situation that carried over into a Wawa parking lot Monday morning, according to authorities.
Police say a 37-year-old man was fueling work trucks when he was attacked by his girlfriend's 19-year-old son and another person on High Street in Pottstown.
Video reportedly shows the man, who had a legal conceal carry permit, pull out a handgun as he moves away from the suspect. He fired one round into the ground.
Shrapnel then ricocheted and struck a 58-year-old man who was walking across the parking lot.
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He was airlifted to a trauma center for injuries to his face and eye. His condition is not known at this time.
The shooting stemmed from a domestic situation between the man and his girlfriend at their home over the weekend, according to officials.
He called 911 and remained on scene until police arrived as the 19-year-old fled.
A Wawa spokesperson released the following statement:
"The Wawa team has and will continue to work closely with authorities to help their investigation in any way possible. The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority."