Motorist driving with 13-year-old son shot in drive-by on bridge - FOX 35 News Orlando

Motorist driving with 13-year-old son shot in drive-by on bridge

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Police continue to search for the F-150 pickup they say was involved in a drive-by shooting late Saturday in which a motorist was shot twice as his 13-year-old son sat next to him in the car.

Kanwaljit Singh, 47, of Port Orange was in critical but stable condition after surgery at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach after being shot twice just before midnight Saturday.

Singh, with his 13-year-old son sitting next to him, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus westbound over the Port Orange Bridge when he was approached by a Ford F-150 pickup, Port Orange Police say.

The F-150 pulled up alongside Singh's car, and shots were fired, striking the left driver's door.

Singh pulled over to the shoulder of the bridge, where he discovered he'd been shot in the thigh and lower left torso area.

Singh's son was not injured, authorities said.

Police believe that, although no clear motive has been established, the shooting is not a random act.

"Based on the lack of substantiated motive and the fact that the victim is of Indian decent and is an observant Sikh distinguished by a beard and turban, this incident has the potential for being a hate crime and investigative efforts are moving forward in that regard," said Port Orange Director of Public Safety Gerald Monahan Jr.

City officials said the FBI has been briefed on the case and will make resources available during the investigation.

Detectives are looking for a dark-colored F-150 pickup with a FORD decal or emblem of the Ford make on the sides of the truck bed or rear of the truck. The suspect's vehicle also has a chrome handle on the tailgate. Anyone with information is asked to call Port Orange Police.

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