PHILADELHIA - Four people were rushed to the hospital in private vehicles late Wednesday night after police say they were hurt in a drive-by shooting in North Philadelphia.
It happened in a highly-populated area of the 3600 block of Germantown Avenue Wednesday around 9:30 p.m.
When officers responded to the scene, they found evidence of a shooting, but no victims. Witnesses informed them that multiple victims had been taken to Temple University Hospital in private vehicles.
A 34-year-old man is in critical condition after police say he was shot in stomach. A second victim, a 22-year-old man, is also critical after he was shot multiple times in the back.
Additionally, an 18-year-old woman a 33-year-old man are both in stable condition after both of them were shot in the legs.
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Police say three shell casings were found at the scene near a makeshift sidewalk sale. Investigators believe the shooting was a drive-by and the rest of the spent shell casings are in the vehicle that was involved.
Police on the scene of a quadruple shooting in North Philadelphia.
One firearm was found at the scene and one of the vehicles that drove the victims to the hospital had several bullet holes in it. The driver of that vehicle was taken into custody and questioned after police say they found a large amount of a marijuana-like substance inside.
Police also say surveillance cameras in the area captured part of the incident, and they’re hoping other recordings from nearby businesses may have more video.
The investigation is ongoing.