Man Involved in Family Reunion Face Shooting Charged: PD

Philadelphia Police have charged the man they say shot another man in the face outside a family reunion in Southwest Philadelphia.

Jose Williams, 49, was charged on Wednesday with Attempted Murder, Simple Assault and related offenses for the alleged shooting inside the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel along the 4100 block of Island Avenue on Tuesday night, police said.

Williams, who is the estranged father of a 1-year-old child attending the party with his family, unexpectedly showed up and got into an argument with another person in attendance, police said.

The 34-year-old shooting vicitm then asked Williams to take a walk outside to calm down, but as they walked down the hallway, the man allegedly pulled out a pistol and fired at the victim's face, according to investigators.

The alleged shooter then fled the scene -- running across busy Interstate 95 -- before being spotted by a cab driver who alerted police. Williams was arrested a short time later.

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said.

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This shooting was one of six that took place over a few short hours Tuesday night -- resulting in nine shooting victims, one of whom died.

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