Arrest made in Brewerytown triple shooting

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May 3, 2014 5:17:51 PM PDT
Philadelphia police have arrested a man in connection to a drive-by triple shooting in the city's Brewerytown section.

The shooting happened around 5:00 p.m. on April 23rd, near 25th and Thompson streets.

Police say 20-year-old James Cole was driving in a black car when he opened fire striking multiple people.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the thigh and groin. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks at was hospitalized in stable condition.

A third man, also 22 years old, was shot in the thigh.

All three victims were treated at Hahnemann Hospital and did survive.

Police say the third victim, was able to identify the suspect. He told police that he was involved in a verbal altercation with Cole two days prior to the shooting.

Cole surrendered to police on Saturday. He faces three counts of Attempted Murder and related charges.


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