Sunday night, a gunman opened fire on a man in a South Philly parking lot, seriously injuring him and narrowly missing the victim's 5-year-old passenger. Today, police released a video of the incident that they hope will generate tips about the shooter's identity.
The ambush unfolded about 8:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walgreen's on Oregon Avenue near 23rd Street, when a 45-year-old man parked his car in the lot. Before he could get out of the car, another sedan pulled up behind him, and the driver got out, blasting 17 shots at the man. The burly gunman then got back in his car and reversed to flee. The child was uninjured, and surveillance video shows him running from his car into the arms of a concerned passer-by. See a video of the shooting here.
Witnesses described the suspect as black, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, wearing a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. He was driving a dark gray Ford sedan, possibly a Taurus or Fusion with a partial tag of FSH-456, and had a front-seat passenger. Tipsters can call (215) 686-TIPS, South Detectives at (215) 686-3013 or -3014 or 9-1-1.