A hail of gunfire on Price Street near Sprague in East Germantown Monday night left four men hospitalized at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Shots rang out around 11:50 p.m., leaving three 23-year-old men and a 24-year-old man injured, police said.
Medics took two of the victims to the hospital and police took the other two, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
One of the 23-year-old victims was wounded in his hip. He was listed in critical condition and was in surgery early Tuesday morning.
Another 23-year-old man was wounded in his back, and was also listed in critical condition.
The other two men, ages 23 and 24, were wounded in their legs and were listed in stable condition, police said.
At least 14 shots were fired from a 9mm handgun, a 40-caliber handgun and a 45-caliber handgun, Small said.
Two parked cars and houses on the block of two-story twin row homes with small sloped lawns were marred by stray bullets, police said.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear early Tuesday morning, and police were still combing the scene for evidence and witnesses around 1:20 a.m.
Police said the shooting was reported as a drive-by, and that a car was seen fleeing Price Street. However, a description of the car and it's occupants was not immediately available.
Cops said at least 25 people were outside at the time of the incident, but no one claimed to have witnessed the shooting.
The neighborhood is known for drug activity, police said.
Neighbors looked on from the sidewalk, stoops, porches and from behind screen doors early Tuesday morning watching police collect evidence.