Philadelphia police investigating after driver shot on Roosevelt Boulevard

A bullet went through the passenger side door and grazed the woman in her head, according to police.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A woman was shot while driving on Roosevelt Boulevard Monday night in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, police say.

According to investigators, this might have been a road rage incident - one that the victim may not have known she was involved in.

It happened around 7 p.m. Monday on the Boulevard near 5th Street.

Police say the 35-year-old woman is a nurse who was driving home from work. She was in the southbound outer lanes of the highway when she heard a loud bang.

A bullet went through the passenger side door and grazed the woman in her head, according to police.

Ballistic evidence and surveillance collected points to a single gunshot fired at the victim's vehicle. Police sources say evidence indicates this shooting may have stemmed from an incident on the road, and the driver who was hit may not have been involved.

"If you're driving home like I do every day, and then a bullet might just go through your car like that young lady there. It's really terrifying," said Abraham Sierra, who lives near the intersection where the shooting happened.

One day earlier, police were dispatched to a shooting at 10th and South streets. A 54-year-old man was grazed in the cheek after a minor traffic accident.

The driver of a dark-colored Dodge Durango struck the victim's car, then shot him.

We talked to drivers along South Street who say they are more defensive on the road.

"I don't know if it has anything to relate to COVID, maybe people's anxiety levels are getting higher, I just don't know," said Steve Christopf of South Philadelphia, who was parking along that same street.

"I never get into an argument with drivers or curse or honk or anything. I don't get involved, because they're crazy. If they are driving crazy, they usually are crazy I don't mess with them," said Hal Friedman of South Philadelphia.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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