Man shot during dispute at car wash in Crescentville

At one point during the fight, police say the man got into his vehicle and hit a Speedy Lube employee.

Friday, November 17, 2023
Man shot during dispute at Philadelphia car wash
Man shot during dispute at Philadelphia car wash

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating after an apparent dispute led to gunfire at a car wash on Thursday afternoon.

It happened just before 2 p.m. at the Speedy Lube on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's Crescentville neighborhood.

Police said there was an argument between a 56-year-old man and employees that turned into a fistfight outside of the business.

Soon after the physical altercation, authorities said the man sped away in his vehicle and struck an employee.

Two employees, who have licenses to carry, pulled out their firearms and shot at the vehicle, hitting the man in the arm.

"It's quiet and peaceful," said Stella who is from Northeast Philadelphia. "I've never seen any drama, any fights, (and) no arguments. The customers are pleasant. The oil changes are efficient. They're friendly and I'm just surprised."

The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition and the employee sustained injuries during the physical fight.

"That's unfortunate," said Stella. "That's really sad. Thank god no one was killed at the end of the day."

So far, no arrests have been made, but weapons were recovered at the scene.

Further details on the dispute are still under investigation by police.

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