Man tells police he was shot on City Avenue, then drove to Tacony

July 15, 2013 3:26:13 PM PDT
Philadelphia Police are investigating an overnight shooting that has left a 23-year-old man hospitalized in serious condition Monday morning.

Police tell Action News that they were called to a gas station in the 7200 block of Torresdale Avenue at 12:45 a.m. where they found the 23-year-old driver of a car inside of his vehicle having suffered a gunshot wound. He told officers he had been shot while driving on City Avenue near Belmont Avenue.

The shooting took place at 12:37 a.m., police say. The victim told officers that a male had fired a shot at him causing his rear passenger window to break. He continued, saying after being shot he drove towards his home and pulled into a gas station where he called for help.

The injured driver was taken by paramedics to Aria Health Torresdale in serious condition for treatment of a gunshot wound to his right side.

The incident remains under investigation.


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