Family shocked by drive-by shooting, lack of help for victim

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As investigators search for the gunman who wounded a woman in a drive-by shooting in Delaware County, the victim's family is speaking out. (WPVI)

As investigators search for the gunman who wounded a woman in a drive-by shooting in Delaware County, the victim's family is speaking out.

Around 8:45 p.m. Monday, a woman was standing outside of Neighbors Mart and Deli on the 2000 block of Edgemont Avenue in Chester.

Surveillance video shows the victim, identified as 27-year-old Angela Rodriguez, talking on the phone.

That's when a car drove by and shots rang out.



The woman ran into the market and collapsed onto the ground.

"And when I looked at the video, I was like 'yeah, that's her, definitely her,'" victim's sister Linda Rodriguez said.

Action News posted the surveillance video to our Facebook page.

On Tuesday morning, Linda Rodriguez and other family members saw it and realized they knew the woman who was shot, her sister Angela who lives in Chester.

"It looked like her, the hair, how she dressed, how she was standing. It was her," Rodriguez said.



Family members were particularly disturbed that it seemed to take some time before anyone came to Angela's aid. Finally, a woman can be seen coming to check on her.

"That was sad. That was sad to watch her and know that she was shot. Somebody could have at least helped her," victim's aunt Janet Brown said.

The Rodriguez family says Angela is now at Crozer Chester Medical Center in intensive care.

They came by the store Tuesday afternoon to see where it all unfolded.

"I would never expect a family member would get shot. I've seen it on the news a lot, but never expect it would be my sister," Rodriguez said.

Police are releasing few details about the drive-by shooting including whether they have any suspects or a motive.

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