2 men critical after drive-by shooting in Tioga-Nicetown

Thursday, December 07, 2017 04:37AM
2 males critical after drive-by shooting in Tioga-Nicetown. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on December 6, 2017.


TIOGA-NICETOWN - Philadelphia police were on the scene of a double shooting in the Tioga-Nicetown section that critically injured two men.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 3600 block of North Sydenham Street.

Officers arrived to find two men, both 22, with gunshot wounds inside a Chevy minivan.

One victim was shot multiple times in the leg. The second male was shot in the back and abdomen.

Police say 11 shots were fired from a large semi-automatic weapon. Investigators found spent shell casings by the minivan.

A witness told police that the shooter pulled up in a red vehicle and fired the shots and then fled.

The victims tried to drive away, but lost control of the vehicle then crashed into a parked car.

Both victims were taken by officers to Temple University Hospital. They are listed in critical condition.

Police have made no arrests or said a motive for the shooting.

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