A man was shot dead inside an SUV in North Philadelphia – and someone later got into the SUV and drove it physically into the city to southwest Philadelphia, police said.
Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that the investigators were notified shortly after 10:30 p.m. That someone who knows the victim may track his cell phone to the car and call the police.
When the officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man in the front passenger seat with at least one bullet wound to the neck and declared dead at the scene.
But police say they believe he was shot and killed about five hours ago in Kensington. Police said the sports car driver ran to a police station to seek help, but officers who arrived found ballistic evidence of gunfire but the car and the victim disappeared.
Small said, “We are getting information that after this person was shot, someone was seen getting into the car and then driving it west in Indiana.” Police say they are not sure if the person who took the car and drove it at least 10 miles was also the shooter.
Police are now searching through surveillance footage to try to identify the person who drove off the SUV and the victim. Sagheer described it as “a very complicated and extraordinary investigation at this time.”