Philadelphia – Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting they believe was the result of a car accident.
Around 7:30 p.m., police said they received numerous 911 calls about a shooting in the 6400 block of Akron Street.
When police arrived, they said they initially found a man lying on the street with a gunshot wound to his back.
Police said the man was taken to a local hospital in a critical condition.
In response to Akron Street, police said they also received calls that a man and a woman, believed to be a couple, in the 1700 block of Cottman Avenue had been shot in their vehicle.
The 39-year-old woman suffered a bruised shoulder, while the 46-year-old man was shot in the back of the head, according to authorities. Both victims were taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where authorities said the man was in critical condition and was rushed to an operating room immediately. The woman is reported to be in stable condition.
After further investigation, police believe the man and woman were shot in the area of Levick and Akron streets, where police initially found the man with a gunshot wound to his back. Police believe the couple drove from Levick and Akron streets to the EZ gas station on Cottman Boulevard after they were shot.
Preliminary information suggests that the triple hit may have been caused by a car accident. At least one of the vehicles had a bullet hole in the driver’s side door and new damage to the driver’s side, police said.
The couple’s car was held at the gas station for a search, authorities said.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.