Police: Man injured in Daytona Beach drive-by shooting

by: Jason Kelly Updated:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 33-year-old man was injured late Thursday in a drive-by shooting while he and another man were working on a car at an auto-repair shop, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

Phillip Towery was shot shortly before 9 p.m. at the business on Orange Avenue and South Adams Street, Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri said.

Towery and a coworker, Christopher Gullo, told investigators that they heard four to five gunshots when a bullet pierced a garage door at the shop and went through Towery's right leg before lodging into his left leg, Capri said.

He was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that weren't life threatening, police said.

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Gullo, who wasn't injured, told detectives that he had an argument with a customer over the price of a repair, but police haven't said if the dispute was connected to the shooting.

A witness told investigators that a black car was seen driving away from the scene, a police report said.

"Any time we have a gun involved, we put all our resources on it," Capri said. "We want to try to get rid of all guns on the street. There's no need for guns on these streets."

Detectives said a surveillance camera recorded footage of the incident.

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The motive for the shooting is unknown, and no one has been arrested, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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