A woman was shot overnight in the parking lot of a Manayunk neighborhood home, and police were hoping to determine what led to the shooting in a place where they say gun violence is “uncommon.”
Police officers stormed the back of an apartment complex along Krams Avenue near Wilde Street around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after receiving multiple calls about shots fired in the area, Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Small said.
Responding officers found a woman in her 20s suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the hip slumped over the hood of a car, Small said.
She “was in and out of consciousness and not speaking,” Small said.
Police rushed her to the hospital, where she underwent surgery in critical condition, Small said.
Investigators said they found evidence that at least three shots were fired near where the bleeding woman was found.
A witness told investigators that a man dressed in black shot the woman near her, Small said. He fled the parking lot on foot.
Small called it “very unusual that a shooting occurred in the neighborhood.”
“We don’t know the motive,” Small said.
Police hoped surveillance cameras would help them figure out what happened and get a better description of the shooter.