OLNEY (WTXF) - A local family is desperate for answers after a man was shot and killed at a traffic light in Olney.
The mother and stepfather of 36-year-old Julio Tapia need answers. Her son was shot and killed around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Police say he was stopped at a light— alone inside his pickup truck in the 4800 block of North 5th Street.
" At this time, we're not certain as to whether this was a road rage incident. The information that we have thus far is maybe one, possibly two males are seen outside the vehicle arguing with the male, then the shots ensued," Philadelphia Police Homicide Lt. Norman Davenport said.
Someone fired 17 shots at him, striking him across his head and body, with six bullets lodged into a nearby house with a mother and son inside, according to police. They were not hit.
Julio loved 4-wheeling. He was a landscaper, who moved here permanently from Puerto Rico 7 years ago to be near his family, his two brothers and two sisters.
He had no enemies. Now, they're pleading with anyone who knows something to come forward.
"The area of 5th street and Roosevelt Boulevard is an area where there's a lot of vehicles, as well as pedestrian traffic. We're hoping that maybe someone was out there with information can help us with this investigation," Lt. Davenport said.