A 6-year-old boy was critically wounded and a 29-year-old man was killed in a triple shooting Wednesday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.
Shortly before 7:20 p.m., the three victims were sitting inside a parked white Ford Taurus next to Harrington Elementary School on the 800 block of South 53rd Street when one or more shooters approached the vehicle and fired at least 12 times, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
A 30-year-old man, who was shot in the shoulder, got out and was able to flag down some officers on patrol at 53rd and Baltimore Avenue. The officers took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
Officers on their way to that scene found the Ford Taurus crashed into some parked cars at 55th Street and Angora Terrace. The driver, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Penn Presbyterian with gunshot wounds to his chest and torso. He was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m.
Police found the 6-year-old boy in the car with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police took him to Penn Presbyterian and he, too, was admitted in critical but stable condition.
Small said the man who died may have been related to the boy.
Small said the Ford Taurus took off from the shooting scene south on 53rd, then west on Angora before crashing. Police found bullet holes in the windshield, hood, and the door on the driver’s side.
The perpetrator may have fled the scene in a white sedan with tinted windows.