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Police Looking Into Woman's Shooting Find 2 Dead in Running Vehicle

Philadelphia police search for clues after an injured woman leads them to 2 people dead in a car parked on a Kensington Street

What to Know

  • A woman was found with a gunshot wound to her arm early Monday in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.
  • The woman initially didn't cooperate with investigators but eventually directed officers to a running vehicle a few blocks away.
  • Inside the running vehicle were a dead man and woman. Both had been shot.

A woman shot in the arm eventually led Philadelphia police to make a grisly discovery inside a running vehicle in the city’s Kensington neighborhood.

“We were looking for a crime scene but we found two additional victims who turned out to be dead,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

It all started just before 3 a.m. Monday when officers responded to a call on East Tioga Street about the woman shot in the arm, investigators said.

Detectives found the 32-year-old woman, who investigators are now calling a person of interest, shot once in the arm, Small said. She was treated in stable condition and when investigators asked her where the shooting took place she gave them conflicting stories.

The woman eventually told police to go to F and Ontario streets, which is a few blocks away, where officers found an Acura, the engine still on, parked in the middle of the street, Small said.

Inside the vehicle were two unresponsive shooting victims.

“They found a male in the back hatchback area, laying down, and they found a female in the driver’s seat,” Small said.

The woman in the driver’s seat was shot in the head while the man was shot in the torso, small said. Both people were pronounced dead at the scene and weren’t initially identified.

The deadly shots likely came from inside the car but the shooting remained under investigation, police said. Police also found drugs and a syringe inside the vehicle.

Neighbors in the area said they heard gunshots then saw someone take off from the area.

No word yet on a motive or suspects. Police hope surveillance video could help them track down the killer.

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