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Dad is shot dead trying to protect his children from riflemen at the Bronx dealership


Wait a minute, dad, 39, is shot in the thigh while protecting his three young children from a shooter who opened fire at a NYC car dealership

  • Filming took place Monday night at On The Road Automotive in the Bronx
  • The video, obtained from DailyMail.com, showed the father and children sitting on a couch when a man in a black hoodie started shooting through an open glass door
  • The family jumped to the ground when the father tried to protect the children from being shot
  • The father was hit by a bullet in the thigh and is in stable condition
  • Police are looking for two suspects and believe the shooting may be linked to the gang

A terrifying video captured the moment a father was shot in the leg trying to protect his three young children from a shooter who opened fire in a Bronx car dealership.

The shooting took place on Monday at 7:20 p.m. at On The Road Automotive in the Eastchester district.

The video, obtained from DailyMail.com, showed the 39-year-old father and children sitting on a couch in the used car store when a man in a black hoodie showed up and started shooting through an open glass door.

The father immediately picked up his children and dived to the ground to protect them with his body from a flood of bullets.

Seconds later, a door broke and shards of glass flew across the showroom as the family crawled to safety.

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A terrifying video captured the moment a father was shot in the leg protecting his three young children from a gunman who opened fire at a Bronx dealership on Monday

The father and children were sitting on a couch in the used car shop when a man in a black hoodie (circled) showed up and started shooting through an open glass door

The father and children were sitting on a couch in the used car store when a man in a black hoodie (circled) appeared and started shooting through an open glass door

The father, who has not been publicly identified, was hit in the thigh by one of the bullets, police sources told DailyMail.com.

He has been taken to the Jacobi Medical Center and is said to be in stable condition.

Several other customers saw themselves walking around the dealership as the gunshots rang out and they ran for cover.

Police said they are looking for two suspects, one of whom stole a vehicle immediately after the shooting.

The car, a four-door green sedan, was stopped at a red light in front of the door as the perpetrator approached, opened the door and pointed a gun at the 49-year-old driver who ordered him to get out.

The first round of firing smashed a door in the dealership and left customers running

The first round of firing smashed a door in the dealership and left customers running

Seconds later, another door broke when the father tried to protect his children from bullets

Seconds later, another door broke when the father tried to protect his children from bullets

Investigators believe the shooting is related to the gang.

Sources told the New York Daily News that a gang member was doing business at the dealership when his rival opened fire.

According to the sources, investigators have not determined whether the father of three children has been targeted.

The exterior of On The Road Automotive can be seen up in the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx. Investigators believe Monday's shooting may be linked to the gang

The exterior of On The Road Automotive can be seen up in the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx. Investigators believe Monday's shooting may be linked to the gang

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