Dad shot while shielding kids in Bronx dealership shootout loses jobs, GoFundMe page started

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A GoFundMe page has been created for the Bronx dad who was wounded as he shielded his three small children from gunfire at a Bronx car dealership this week after he lost his jobs because due to the injury, according to the page launched by a friend.

A trio of gunmen fired into a car dealership in the Bronx on Monday night, striking a father as he shielded his three young children from the bullets, surveillance footage released by the NYPD shows.

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Anthony Jefferson, 39, was sitting on a couch next to his three kids inside a used car dealership at 4077 Boston Road in Eastchester around 7:20 p.m. to look for a car to surprise the mother of his kids, Danica Jefferson, on her upcoming birthday.

"Due to his injury, Anthony lost his job and has to have surgery to remove the bullet," Serena Wingate posted on the GoFundMe page. "This GoFundMe is to help this heroic dad with his medical bills and his kids with therapy. They are beyond traumatized."

Anthony lost both of his jobs as a head painter at a maintenance company and another as a construction worker, Danica Jefferson told TMZ.

The page had an original goal of $24,100 and has raised over $85,000 so far.