TREMONT, the Bronx (PIX11) — A man was shot in the face while pumping gas at a Tremont gas station early Friday, leaving him fighting for his life, according to authorities and police sources.

The victim, 51, was shot at the Gulf station on Webster Avenue near East 175th Street around 1 a.m., police said. He was pumping gas at the time of the attack, police sources told PIX11 News.

First responders rushed the victim, a Brooklyn resident, to an area hospital, where police sources said he was fighting for his life.

Police had not announced an arrest or provided a description of a suspect as of Friday morning. A motive in the attack also remained unclear.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at and on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.