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Calif. ice cream vendor found shot in his truck

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(CBS) STOCKTON, Calif. - A beloved ice cream vendor is fighting for his life after being found shot inside his ice cream truck Sunday, reports CBS Sacramento.

Mohammad Rafique was just two blocks from home when he was apparently attacked. He was flown to UC Davis Medical Center in critical condition.

Neighbors and family of the victim, a man described as an honest ice cream man, say they would have no clue who would want to do him harm.

"He's the same old nice ice cream man, and it's a shame that that happened to him," said Patty Pardini, a customer.

Cops say they are lacking leads in the case.

"Right now, we have detectives on-scene trying to talk to witnesses about what happened. Right now the motive is unknown," said Stockton Police Department Detective Joe Silva.

At this point, they say no one has come forward. And while they pray for their brother, Mohammad's family is also praying for help.

"Please, if anyone has seen him around that time, anybody that see [sic] him, they can call us or call the police and help us please," said Rafique.

Police would not say if anything was missing from the truck or if Mohammad was able to give police any information as to what happened.

Mohammad's family says he has two small children. He remains in critical condition.

  • Crimesider Staff

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