Shooting at Southwest Philly tow yard leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- Authorities say a shooting at a Southwest Philadelphia tow yard has left one man dead and another wounded.

The shooting occurred around 6:25 p.m. Monday on the 900 block of South 52nd Street.

Investigators learned that one of the victims was allegedly sitting in the rear bed of a friend's pick-up truck engaging in conversation when an unknown man approached and began shooting.

A 44-year-old man was shot several times in the chest, back, arms and face. The man was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

A 50-year-old man was shot in his left leg and remained hospitalized Tuesday in stable condition.

Police say the alleged shooter, who they describe as a black man in his 20s or 30s with a thin build and thick beard, fled the scene on foot. He is 6'0" tall and was seen wearing an army green hoodie and sunglasses at the time of the shooting. Police describe his firearm as a dark colored gun with an extended clip.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation. The names of the two victims have not been disclosed.