WEST PHILADEPHIA (WTXF) - Police are looking for a driver they say shot another man in an act of road rage Saturday morning.
The shooting happened at about 10am in the 1700 block of N. 53rd Street. Police found a man in a blue Kia sedan, suffering from a gunshot wound to his left hip.
The 25-year-old victim, identified as Marcel, told them another man shot at him through the driver’s door and then drove away. Marcel was the only person in the car.
Based on preliminary investigations, police found the gunman followed the victim “from the expressway to the location of the shooting.”
Marcel was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Fox 29's Sabina Kuriakose talked to the victim's older sister, Karita, on Saturday night.
"I think this person needs to be off the road. If you can do that that fast and have no remorse you don't need to be on the streets. You don't," said Karita.
Hours after Karita's younger brother, Marcel, was shot multiple times in what police call a random act of road rage off I-76, his anguished family is pleading for help. They want to catch the man police say shot their loved one.
The bullets lodged in Marcel's hip and groin, he survived but doctors told his family that he may have lifelong health problems.
Marcel's family is hoping to arrest the suspect before he targets another unsuspecting driver.
"If you get road rage please take a deep breath and let certain stuff go," said Karita. "This could have went totally different and we could have been burying my brother."
The victim and their family are refraining from sharing their last name as the suspect is still at large.
The gunman is described as about 30 years old, with a dark complexion, and beard; and he was driving a black Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows.