Mumbai: Firing at petrol pump in Andheri; no injuries reported

A firing incident was reported today at the Gurunanak Petrol Pump, Chakala, in Andheri East. The incident took place at around 4:17 am.

A motorcycle-borne man fired at one of the employees of a petrol pump. However, no injuries have been reported in the incident but the acussed fled from the spot.

A case has been registered at the Andheri Police Station and the police have booked two men unidentified men under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act, reported Mid Day.

"The bike-borne men wanted to inch closer to the petrol vending machine to fill up the tank. When the employee intervened and asked them to wait, the rider got frustrated, took out a pistol and fired at the employee. But, the employee managed to escape unhurt," a police officer said.

The police have reportedly recovered an empty shell of bullet from the place of the firing. They are tracing the registration number of the motorcycle they got from the CCTV footage. A team of unit 10 is making a parallel enquiry.

(More details awaited)

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