Man shot dead in minivan in Queen Village, 2 daughters in vehicle survive unharmed
The man, 42, was picking up or dropping off his daughters, ages 16 and 13, when he was shot 10 times through the windshield.
A 42-year-old man died after being shot 10 times through the windshield of a minivan while his two daughters also sitting inside the vehicle survived uninjured Monday evening in the city’s Queen Village section, police said.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on the 900 block of South 4th Street, the man, later identified as Raymond Lighty of Upper Darby, was in the driver seat when an unknown assailant fired at least 14 shots from directly in front of the vehicle, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The victim, who was shot twice in the head and eight times in the chest and torso, was taken by police to thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m.
Lighty’s 16-year-old daughter was sitting in the front passenger seat and his 13-year-old daughter was in a rear seat.
“Miraculously, the two teenage daughters were not struck by gunfire. They were not injured at all,” Small said.
The girls live at the location, so the man was either picking them up or dropping them off, Small said.
Small said police were checking private surveillance cameras in the area for possible video of the perpetrator, who was last seen running west through a parking lot toward 5th Street.