Man Shot 7 Times, Woman Shot, Car Crashes Miles Away in Another Town

Double shooting investigation covers 2 counties

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    The scene that left two people hospitalized played out over two counties Monday morning. (Published Monday, Aug 4, 2014)

    A crashed car, riddled with bullet holes, on the line between two counties is likely connected to a shooting in Philadelphia that left a woman shot once and a man shot seven times.

    Police said it began around 3 a.m. Monday when they received multiple calls about gunfire on the 7100 block of Georgian Road in the West Oak Lane section of the city.

    "Upon Police arrival they found a 25-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Police rushed the victim to Einstein Hospital where Small said she remained in stable condition Monday morning.

    "Minutes later, we were informed by Cheltenham Township Police that a Ford Crown Victoria was involved in an auto accident (along) Cheltenham Avenue on the Cheltenham Township side of the street,” said Small.

    Investigators said they found a 29-year-old man shot seven times in the torso and legs slumped behind the wheel a couple of miles away from the shooting scene. Small said the victim remained in critical condition Monday morning at Einstein Hospital.

    Police say the shooting began in Philadelphia as the woman was getting into the sedan -- Small said that investigators found 10 spent shell casings along Georgian Road. After the gunfire the male driver sped off.

    “The vehicle that the occupants were in when shot was driven... after the shooting took place,” said Small.

    The driver then crashed into a parked vehicle on the Cheltenham Township side of the road, according to investigators.

    Small said that there were 10 bullet holes in the car including some in the driver’s side door and windows.

    Police didn’t immediately reveal a motive and they said they were still looking for one or more shooters.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.