Police believe auto accident lead to triple shooting in Oxford Circle

Philadelphia police are investigating a triple shooting that they believe was a result of an auto accident. 

Around 7:30 p.m., police say they received numerous 911 calls about a shooting on the 6400 block of Akron Street. 

When police arrived, they say they initially found a man lying on the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. 

Police say the man was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

During their response to Akron Street, police say they also received calls about a man and woman, believed to be husband and wife, at the 1700 block of Cottman Avenue, both suffering from gunshot wounds inside their vehicle.


The woman, 39, was suffering a graze wound to her shoulder while the man, 46, was shot in the back of the head, according to authorities. Both victims were transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where authorities say the man was listed in critical condition and immediately rushed to surgery. The woman is reported to be in stable condition. 

After further investigation, police believe the man and woman were shot in the area of Levick and Akron streets, where police initially found the man with a gunshot wound to the back. Police believe the couple drove from Levick and Akron streets to the E-Z Gas Station on Cottman Avenue after being shot. 

Preliminary information suggests the triple shooting may have been a result of an auto accident. Police say at least one of the vehicles had a bullet hole in the driver's side door and had fresh damage on the driver's side. 

Authorities say the couple's car was held at the gas station to be searched. 

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.