Gunman Kills 1, Injures 4 Others Outside Dollar General in Germantown - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Gunman Kills 1, Injures 4 Others Outside Dollar General in Germantown

The victims, ages 19 through 23, were outside a Dollar General store on Germantown Avenue and Wister Street around 3 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Impala pulled up in front of them, police said.

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    Gunman Kills 1 and Injures Another in Germantown

    A gunman killed a man and injured for others in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Wednesday. Now police are searching for the suspect or suspects.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A gunman in a white Chevy Impala killed one man and injured four others outside a Dollar General Store in Germantown.

    • The gunman fired 18 shots, striking one victim in the head and the others in the hands, arms and feet.

    • Right now police don't have a motive in the shooting but believe the five young men, ages 19 through 23, were targeted.

    A man was killed while four others were injured in a drive-by shooting outside a shopping center in the Germantown section of Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

    The five young men, ages 19 through 23, were outside a Dollar General store on Germantown Avenue and Wister Street around 3 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Impala pulled up in front of them, police said.

    A gunman inside the vehicle fired 18 shots. One of the victims was shot in the head. The other four were shot in the hands, arms and feet.

    "It wasn't like an argument or anything going on first," Timina Hughes, a witness, told NBC10. "It was just the shots came out of nowhere."

    All five victims were taken to the hospital. Police say a 20-year-old man who was shot in the head later died from his injuries. The other four men are expected to survive.

    Officials have not yet released a description of the suspect.

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

    Ross believes the five men were targeted.

    "They weren't just randomly shooting," Ross said. "They knew who they were shooting at. The question is why."

    If you have any information on the shooting, please call Philadelphia police.