Police: Shooting at Torresdale Wawa leaves man injured, store damaged

Police are investigating a shooting at a Philadelphia Wawa that left a man injured and the store damaged by gunfire. 

Authorities say the shooting occurred around 4:15 a.m. at the Wawa located at Frankord Avenue and Academy Road in Torresdale on Friday morning. 

Law enforcement officials tell FOX 29's Steve Keeley that a licensed gun owner was in the store when he noticed a man staring at him and he said something. 

According to investigators, the other man pulled out a gun and fired shots into the store at the licensed owner, who did not draw his weapon. 

Police say the bullet grazed the 34-year-old licensed gun owner and shattered a glass door on the other side of the store. 


Two spent shell casings were discovered outside the doorway and a bullet went through a trashcan on the other side of the store, authorities say. 

The man who was shot was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and placed in stable condition, according to police. 

The shooting comes amid concerns that Wawa is moving out of the Philadelphia area due to crime after two Center City locations closed their doors, citing safety concerns.