Double shooting on City Avenue in Lower Merion Twp., suspects flee

LOWER MERION TWP., Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Police in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania are searching for the suspects involved in a double shooting on City Avenue on the border of Lower Merion Township and Philadelphia.

It happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on the Bala Cynwyd side of the street.


Lower Merion Township police said an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman from Philadelphia were shot multiple times while sitting near the entrance of 225 East City Avenue, outside a radio station.

"There was a rather large group from what we're gathering of young adults that were sitting on the steps there on 225 East City when the shots were fired," said Detective Sergeant Michael Vice, with Lower Merion Township Police Department.

Police said there were around 20 shell casings recovered at the scene.

"It is a lot of shell casings," said Vice.

Action News is told one victim was located at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue a short time later.

Philadelphia police took both victims to Lankenau Medical Center. They are listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.


According to sources, a third victim could be recovering at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center from a gunshot wound.

Lower Merion police were notified of the victims' arrival at the hospital.

The suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan following the shooting, according to authorities.

Lower Merion Township police said, based on a preliminary investigation, there is no concern to public safety.

"It's not the norm for this area, although acts of violence happen from time to time, and that's why we're putting every available detective and investigator that I can onto this, to see if we can come to a quick resolution," said Vice.

Lower Merion Township police are looking for any information from the public to help in this investigation.
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