5 Shot in Front of Philadelphia Dollar General Store: Reports

October 3, 2018 Updated: October 3, 2018

Five people were shot in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia near a Dollar Store, according to reports on Oct. 3.

The incident occurred in the Germantown neighborhood at around 2:30 p.m., Fox29 reported.

The victims are between the ages of 19 and 23, the report said. One person was shot in the head and is in critical condition.

Investigators said that a white Chevy Impala is being sought by police in connection with the shooting.

NBC Philadelphia reported that the shooting occurred outside a Dollar General store. At least two gunmen inside fired 18 shots.

“I can assure you it’s about something stupid. Just like most things are,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said about the shooting. “But right now we’ve got a lot of unanswered questions.”

Officials urge anyone with information should call the Philadelphia Police Department.

“The occupants of a White Chevy Impala came through the parking lot, firing multiple rounds hitting all five males,” said Ross, 6ABC reported. “They then turned northbound on Germantown Avenue.”

Ross said the shooting doesn’t appear to be random, saying that investigators believe the victims who were shot were the intended targets of the gunmen, 6ABC reported.

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