SW Philly Residents Wake Up to Find Cars Shot Up

Moving gun battle leaves damage to cars, residents upset

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    Bullet holes were found in at least seven cars parked on the 4900 block of Warrington Avenue. According to police the bullet holes were caused by two men in a gun battle early Thursday morning. NBC10's Doug Shimell spoke to residents as they examined the damage to their cars. (Published Thursday, Aug 16, 2012)

    Some Southwest Philadelphia residents woke up Thursday morning to find cars along their block riddled with bullets.

    "It sounded like Fourth of July," said neighbor Lisa Holcomb.

    Gunfire Sprays 7 Cars in Crossfire

    [PHI] Gunfire Sprays 7 Cars in Crossfire
    Residents on the 4900 block of Warrington Street woke up to find their cars riddled with bullets. NBC10's Doug Shimell is live in Southwest Philadelphia. (Published Thursday, Aug 16, 2012)

    There were bullet holes in at least seven cars parked on the 4900 block of Warrington Avenue, according to Philadelphia Police on the scene.

    Tires were flattened, one car had it's back windshield blasted out and one vehicle appeared to have blood on it. Multiple bullet cases were on the ground.

    “What if it would have ricocheted off my car and went in my house? I have kids in there,” said resident Kimberly Harris.

    No residents on the block were injured.This car's back windshield appeared to be shot out.

    Some neighbors woke up around 4 a.m. to see two men shooting at each other in what the residents say appeared to be a running gun battle.

    “One of the shooters near the front of my house was moving across the sidewalk and dove behind my car for cover,” said resident Travis Parchman. “When they were firing at whoever they were shooting at they got so low that they actually shot bullets, you know, from a few feet away into the roof of my car.”

    The windshield of Parchman's Prius was shot out.

    Police were on the scene Thursday likely trying to figure out if who was targeted, if the shooters were hurt and exactly how many cars were hit.

    Unfortunately some of the people with damaged cars could have to pay out of pocket to fix the damage depending on insurance deductibles.

    Police and neighbors hope the public can help find the people involved in the shootout. Anyone with information on the incident should contact Philly PD.


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