Reports: 3 People Shot While Hanging Christmas Lights

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 25, 2016 Updated: November 25, 2016

At least three people were shot while hanging Christmas lights in Philadelphia right before Thanksgiving Day after they got into an argument with a passerby, police said.

Victims told Philadelphia Police that they were decorating their homes when a dark gray Chevy Impala drove past them, Fox 29 reported. The car then backed up, and a passenger asked if they had a problem or if they hit his vehicle. Then, another man who was standing outside with the victims asked the people in the vehicle if they had a problem.

The car’s passenger then took out a gun and shot at the victims, striking three, according to Fox 29. The passenger then fired four or five more shots as it drove down the street.

The victims are aged 28, 34 and 36—and they were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were listed in stable condition.

The suspect is a black male in his 20s with a gray knitted cap, a brown complexion, and was armed with a dark gray semi-automatic handgun. A second suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, with a darker complexion, with shoulder-length hair—possibly dreadlocks.

The incident took place at around 10:46 p.m. on the 4000 block of Howland Street, CBS Philadelphia reported.

Anyone with information about the shooting are encourage to call the police.