Four people were wounded when a masked gunman opened fire in Southwest Philadelphia earlier tonight.
The drama began at about 9 p.m., when a number of residents on Hobson Street near Paschall Avenue were outside taking photos of teens leaving for their prom, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
The Kodak moment turned to carnage when the triggerman, who covered his face with a white mask, appeared suddenly and opened fire.
A man in his 20s who might have been the intended target was struck once in the side, Walker said. The victim was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.
A 34-year-old man whose name was not released was wounded in the arm. A woman, 38, and her son, 16, were also caught in the crossfire, Walker said. All three were listed in stable condition at area hospitals.
The gunman fled on foot. Investigators this morning had no suspects and knew of no motive for the shooting.
Tipsters can call 215-686-3183 or -3184.