A man was hospitalized after a shooting in North Philadelphia Sunday morning, authorities said.
Philadelphia police responded to a gas station in the Stanton neighborhood on East Mount Airy Avenue around 1:29 a.m. for a report of a shooting, police said. At the scene, officers found a 24-year-old man shot in the upper right side of the back in the vehicle.
There were other passengers in the car, not all of whom were hit by the gunshot, the police said. The 24-year-old was transported to an area hospital.
Witnesses say a white Kia drove through the gas station parking lot, and a passenger in the vehicle fired shots through the window, police said. A total of 14 shell casings were marked at the scene.
Investigators said the vehicle fled the scene, leaving a piece of the mirror behind.
The incident came during another violent night in Philadelphia, including a woman shot in the left shoulder after fighting with another woman in the 100 block of Chestnut Street. The woman was taken to Jefferson Hospital where she is in stable condition, police said.
Counting by Philadelphia City Comptroller’s Officelast updated Oct. 13, shows at least 396 fatal and 1,502 nonfatal shooting victims in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department recorded at least 429 homicides as of October 16, a 1% decrease from the same time in 2021, which ended as the deadliest year in Philadelphia’s recorded history.
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