Double Shooting in Northeast Philadelphia Parking Lot Leaves Woman Dead

The woman was found dead on the ground between two parked cars and a man drove himself to the hospital

A woman was killed and a man is hospitalized after they were shot in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia apartment complex early Friday, police said.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. outside an apartment building in the 2600 block of Welsh Road, police said.

The woman, whose identity is unknown and believed to be between 38 and 39 years old, was found on the ground between two cars. She was shot once in the chest, police said.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

A short time later, a man showed up to the emergency room at nearby Nazareth Hospital with gunshot wounds to his face and left arm.

Police said the man drove himself to the hospital following the shooting.

Small said it appeared the two victims and another man met up in the parking lot when the shooting happened. He is being interviewed by homicide detectives.

At least 12 shots were fired, seven of which were at close range, according to police. Several bullets struck nearby cars and one went flying through an apartment window. No one inside the home was injured.

Small said the victims may have been the intended targets and may have known the victims. Investigators said the shooter could live in the immediate area and that police are going door-to-door to look for witnesses and clues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS.

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