Over the weekend a 20-year-old was shot on his first day on the job at a deli in the Bronx, which came just days after he arrived in the country. Luckily, he's expected to survive.
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon at the Taiz Deli and Grocery on Valentine Avenue. According to reports, a man first entered the shop around 11 a.m. and became enraged when the clerk, the 20-year-old Yemeni immigrant who arrived in the country days before, refused to give him a loosey cigarette on credit. The man left, but returned around 4:30 p.m., according to police—when he came back, he had a gun.
"He shot my cousin and ran away," Naif Alknel, 34, told the Post. The clerk, whose name has not been released, was struck in the hip and rushed to Bellevue where he is listed in stable condition. No arrests have been made, according to the police.