Victim drives to hospital after shots fired into car

A shooting victim drove himself to the hospital after someone opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia.

The 46-year-old man told investigators he got into an argument with an unknown man around 1 p.m., then got into his 2001 Lexus and took off.

The unknown man gave chase, following him in a silver four-door Chevrolet with New Jersey plates, police said.

As the victim reached Fifth Street and Lehigh Avenue, a passenger in the Chevrolet allegedly pointed a gun out the window and fired about three shots into the Lexus before speeding away south on Sixth Street.

The victim, who suffered a graze wound to his forehead, drove himself to Episcopal Hospital, police said. He was treated for his injury and released.

Police said the man's car, which was held for investigation, had visible bullet holes in the front and driver's side door. He told officers he did not know the suspects.

Both are described as a black males, with one of them about 5-foot-7, clean-shaven and in his mid-20s, with braces on his upper teeth. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and a skullcap. The second suspect was wearing a camouflage shirt and pants, police said.

No arrest had yet been reported Sunday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.


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