With Christmas around the corner, everybody seems to get into the spirit of the holidays. And one knows that you can’t be too prepared for X-Mas. Although this is commonly regarding as a time of joy, for three people from Philadelphia it almost ended in tragedy.
According to Philadelphia’s Police Department, three Caucasian males ended up in the hospital, after being shot by an unknown person driving a car. The incident took place in Philly’s Juniata neighborhood on Wednesday evening.
It would seem that the three men were busy stringing up Christmas lights when another man drove by and started to ask them some questions. According to the eyewitnesses, the passing motorist asked them if they’ve seen the person who damaged his vehicle.
Normally, this type of conversation should have ended peacefully, but it would seem that the four men had some history. According to the police and the eyewitnesses, the driver’s question sparked quite an argument between the four men.
In the midst of the argument, the eyewitnesses report that the driver’s passage got his gun out of the window and opened fired on the group. Both motorist and shooter managed to flee the scene before the police arrived.
Upon arriving on the scene, the police officers identified three wounded individuals, but no trace of the perpetrator. Shortly after, an ambulance arrived at the scene and transported the three men to the local hospital.
According to the medical staff, the injuries sustained by the three men were not life-threatening, and, at the moment, are in stable condition. In addition, the hospital staff declared that the three men have ages between 28 and 36.
Philadelphia’s Police Department started an official investigation. Upon questioning the three wounded men and several bystanders who witness the event, the officers managed to get the car’s description. Furthermore, the three men also told the police what the passing motorist and the shooter looked like.
At the moment, the police officers are combing the area, in search of the two perpetrators. No other information regarding the incident was released. Police were still unable to confirm whether the incident occurred as a result of the argument or if it was some form of revenge.
We will keep you apprised if there are any more developments in the case of the passing motorist and the shooting.
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