Two sanitation workers wounded during shooting in Waco

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 8:16 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Police are looking for the gunman who targeted a garbage truck and wounded two sanitation workers Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. in the 2800 Block of Old Robinson Road.

The first victim, a contracted employee with the City of Waco, was working from the back of a City of Waco garbage truck when he and the suspect got into a verbal altercation.

The suspect then followed the truck and fired a handgun at the man on the back of the truck. Multiple rounds were fired at the truck, police said.

The second victim, a City of Waco employee driving the garbage truck, was struck in the shoulder and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the first victim was grazed by a bullet and did not need to go to the hospital.

Multiple neighbors confirm seeing a white Dodge Avenger following the recycling truck and driving erratically.

“We’ve lived here about 23 years and we haven’t had any issues. Maybe every now and then we have a car that drives too fast, but nothing like this,” said Thomas Leo who lives on Old Robinson Road.

Another neighbor, Ashley Fredregill, tells us after hearing the first gunshot her roommate ran outside to offer help and witnessed the driver of the white Dodge fire his weapon at the recycling truck driver.

Ring doorbell video from Ashley Fredregill’s house shows the recycling truck coming to a stop in front of her house.

“The recycling truck was coming down the street to pick up the recycling cans but they never even made it to ours to pick up our recycling,” Fredregill said.

Wednesday afternoon several full recycling bins could still be seen in the neighborhood.

A concerned neighbor provided these photos of police investigating a shooting that left two...
A concerned neighbor provided these photos of police investigating a shooting that left two sanitation workers with the City of Waco wounded.(Courtesy Photo)

Officers believe this to be a targeted incident and there is no threat to the community, a Waco Police spokeswoman said.

Police said they are still searching for the suspect and all witnesses in this investigation are cooperating with police.

Waco Police have not released information about what may have caused the shooting but neighbors say they noticed the passenger side door of the white Dodge was damaged when the shooting happened.

This investigation is ongoing.

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