Three Men Shot in Philadelphia While Hanging Christmas Lights: Cops

Three men suffered numerous gunshot wounds Wednesday night outside a house in the Juniata section of Philadelphia when a driver of a car pulled up and opened fire, police said.

The victims told police they were outside hanging Christmas lights on a house in the 4000 block of Howland Street. Shortly before 11 p.m., a driver slowly drove by them before stopping a short distance away. That's when the driver asked if any of the victims had struck his car at some point earlier, police said.

An argument ensued, according to the victims, and the driver pulled a gun. He opened fire on the victims before driving off.

A 28-year-old man suffered a bullet wound to his back, a 36-year-old man suffered a bullet wound to an arm and a 34-year-old man was struck twice in his midsection. All three were in stable condition at nearby hospitals, police said.

A large, inflatable snowman could be seen shortly after the shooting at the scene. A bright light display accompanied the outdoor Christmas ornament.

An inflatable snowman adorns a row house in the 4000 block of Rowland Street where three men hanging Christmas lights were shot Wednesday, No. 23, 2016.

The gunman is described as a black man in his 20s, with a light complexion, who wore a light gray knitted cap. he was accompanied by another black man in his 20s, with a darker complexion and shoulder-length hair, possibly dreadlocks.

They were driving a dark gray Impala with tinted windows.

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