Driver repeatedly shot while at traffic light in Summerdale

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Man repeatedly shot while at traffic light in Summerdale. Katherine Scott reports during Action News at Noon on August 11, 2017. (WPVI)

A driver was shot multiple times as he sat at a traffic light in the city's Summerdale section.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Summerdale Avenue near E. Cheltenham Avenue.

Police say the 24-year-old victim was inside a Volvo headed southbound on Summerdale Ave. when another car, which may be a white Buick, pulled up in the opposite lane.

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Multiple shots were fired from that second car, hitting the victim several times.

"There is at least one strike mark on the driver door of victim's vehicle. The driver door window is shot out, as well as the passenger door window, also shot out," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

When police arrived, a civilian was rendering aid to the victim, who was lying next to the open door of his Volvo.

"I heard a couple shots, five shots, one right after the other," said Summerdale resident Eric Nelson.

The driver sped away. The gunman is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with long hair and a beard. He was wearing a v-neck t-shirt and blue jeans.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

So far police are not sure if this was a targeted shooting, a random act, or road rage.

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