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Police in California are searching for two suspects who allegedly shot a Lyft driver early Sunday morning after a driver was shot at and the men that made him, according to a local report.
The Lyft driver had just dropped off a passenger in a west-central Fresno, at about 3 pm, and Sunday, get pulled over while he waited for the other to pick up when the two men came up to him and asked for money, KFSN-TV reported, citing the police investigation.
The truck driver reportedly told police that he entered the men’s money, but instead of reaching for him, and he pulled out a gun of his own, shot at the suspects. The suspects allegedly fired back, hitting the driver’s side door.
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An Ambulance needed to be said to him, go to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
“I mean, that’s what sad about it,” Lt. Tim Tietjen with the Fresno Police Department said. “He’s just trying to work out. He’s trying to do his job, and he was confronted by two men, who tend to be the hard-earned money to him. For me, it is very, very sad and our prayers are with the victims.”
The suspects took off before officers arrived, and investigators are said to have been on the lookout for the video surveillance of the area.
A Lyft spokeswoman told Fox News that the driver had signed off on the Lyft platform, and the incident was reported to have taken place.
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In a statement on Friday, Jones-Alexander, who wrote, “What is being reported is scary. Although this incident did not occur on the platform that we have managed to get to the driver, in order to express our support and stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”
Lyft is a strict no-weapons policy for both riders and drivers.