Man Hospitalized in Drive-By Shooting at North Philly Gas Station

One man was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia Sunday morning, authorities said. 

At around 1:29 a.m., Philadelphia police responded to a gas station in the Stenton neighborhood at East Mount Airy Avenue for a report of a shooting, police said. At the scene, officers found a 24-year-old man shot in the upper right side of his back inside a vehicle.

There were other passengers in the car, all of which were not hit by gunshots, police said. The 24-year-old was transported to an area hospital. 

Witnesses say a white Kia drove through the gas station parking lot with a passenger in the vehicle shooting out the window, police said. A total of 14 shell cases were marked at the scene. 

Investigators said the vehicle fled the scene, leaving behind a piece of a mirror.

The incident comes during another violent night in Philadelphia, including a woman shot in the left shoulder after a fight with another woman on the 100 block of Chestnut Street. The woman was transported to Jefferson hospital where she is in stable condition, police said. 

A count by the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated Oct. 13, shows at least 396 fatal and 1,502 non-fatal victims of gunfire in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 429 killings as of Oct. 16, a 1% decrease from the same time in 2021, which ended as the year with the most killings in Philadelphia’s recorded history.

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