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Shooting leaves 1 injured in Jamaica Plain

A tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot in Jamaica Plain early Friday, Boston police said.

Two men approached the driver in the truck and one of them shot him, at around 4:09 a.m. in the 900 block of Parker Street, Boston Police Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy said in an e-mail.

The man, between 20 and 30 years old, was rushed to Brigham and Woman’s Hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating and no arrests have been made.

The tow company, Peters Towing, has an agreement with the Boston Housing Authority to enforce the parking rules at the Bromley Heath housing development, said Lydia Agro, chief of staff for the BHA.


She said the company’s drivers target vehicles using on-property parking that do not have a residential parking sticker.

“They pretty much tow on sight,’’ Agro said. “Any time of the day or night, they could potentially be out there. The parking is meant for the residents.’’

She said the company is not paid by the BHA, but earns its money from fees collected from drivers.

Agro said the BHA recently installed security cameras near where the shooting took place, but said it was not immediately clear if they captured any of the incident.

Peters Towing is located in Dorchester and a company official was not immediately available for comment, a worker said by telephone.

Mike Bello of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe. com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.