Delivery driver shot dead in parking dispute, Philadelphia police say

Philadelphia police say a man is in hospital after he was shot during an argument over a downtown parking space on Thursday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the area of ​​17th and Chestnut streets just after 1:50 p.m.

According to police, a food delivery driver double-parked next to another driver in order to pick up an order. An argument ensued between the two drivers, and the argument turned into a fight.

During the scuffle, police say the trapped driver was knocked to the ground and pulled out a gun. The suspect fired several shots at the delivery driver.

The driver was hit several times, including in the face and back. A passenger in the delivery driver’s car was not injured, police said.

According to the police, the victim was picked up by a Good Samaritan who tried to take him to the hospital. The victim was then transferred to a police vehicle and taken to Jefferson Hospital. The victim is in critical condition, police said.

A witness who works in the area told FOX 29’s Marcus Espinoza that they heard what they thought were 3-4 gunshots and said several people took shelter inside their store.

There was a heavy police presence in the area after the incident, and streets in the area were temporarily closed.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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