Southwest Philadelphia

Christmas Eve Shooting Leaves Teen Dead, Woman Hurt in Crashed Car

The shooting caused the car in which they were traveling to crash and flip over


A 19-year-old Delaware County man died and a 20-year-old woman was injured during a Christmas Eve shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Tuesday night, police said.

Maalik Jones of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was driving a car shortly after 9 p.m. on the 2600 block of Carroll Street when at least two gunmen fired at least 22 shots, striking Jones once in the shoulder and the woman once in the leg, Philadelphia police investigators said.

The shooting caused the car to crash and flip over close to the nearby intersection of 68th Street and Dicks Avenue.

Police rushed the man to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died of his injuries just before 9:45 p.m., Philadelphia Police Department spokeswoman Tanya Little said. Police initially said he was 17 years old.

The woman was taken to the same hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

Police could not immediately provide a motive for the shooting, and no arrests were immediately reported.

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