Drive-by Shooting at Busy Philadelphia Intersection

A drive-by shooting at a busy West Philadelphia intersection left a 59-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wounds to his hip.

Gunfire rang out just after midnight at 52nd Street and Haverford Avenue, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

"Based on witness accounts... the male was standing on the corner when a car drove by – a dark or black Nissan – going north on 52nd Street and an occupant fired at least one shot from this vehicle," said Small.

Responding officers scooped up the gunshot victim and rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, said police. He is expected to survive, said Small.

The car – possibly a Maxima – sped off along 52nd Street, said Small.

There are at least a half dozen businesses – one a restaurant open at the time – with surveillance cameras in the area, said Small. Investigators hoped those recordings would reveal more details.

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