Driver says shots fired at car on Roosevelt Boulevard

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Man says car shot while on Roosevelt Boulevard. Katherine Scott reports during Action News Mornings on October 16, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are investigating after a man says he was injured when someone opened fire on his vehicle while he was driving on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

The victim said it happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday on the Boulevard near Fox Street. Originally, the victim told police he had been shot on the Schuylkill Expressway.

The man suffered a graze wound to the arm. He took a cab to Jefferson University Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Authorities say his friends drove his vehicle to the hospital. It is not clear if the friends were in the car when the shots were fired.

The Action Cam showed a number of bullet holes on the driver's side window. Police vehicles surrounded the car for hours as it sat parked outside the hospital's emergency room.

Around 6 a.m., the victim made his way out of the hospital in a wheelchair. He was with a group of people. They were looking at the vehicle and changed a tire.

Both Philadelphia police and Pennsylvania State Police are involved in the investigation.

Investigators say, at this point, it appears the gunman and the victim were strangers.

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