Filming in the city center: A dispute over a parking space led to a shooting in Philadelphia near 17th and Chestnut

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police say a dispute over a parking space led to a shooting in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Chestnut Street around 1:50 p.m.

Police say the driver of a white car pulled into a parking spot near the intersection of 17th and Chestnut streets that a delivery driver also wanted to park in.

The delivery driver reportedly got out of his silver SUV and the two exchanged words.

That’s when the delivery driver punched the other man, knocking him down, police said. The man then shot the delivery driver in the jaw and back.

The delivery driver tried to leave but didn’t get far. Police say he arrived at the intersection of 17th and Chestnut streets because he could barely drive.

A Good Samaritan then took the delivery driver to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The shooter is still wanted by investigators.

The police are grateful that no one else was injured.

“In a situation like this he hit his target, but think of how many people here with bullets flying,” captain John Walker said.

The shooting in broad daylight was one of the few incidents being investigated by police on Thursday.

In the Germantown area of ​​the city, four people, aged between 16 and 65, were shot dead outside a Rite Aid around 4.30pm.

They were all innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire between two armed men who were 50 meters apart.

“People need to understand that when you shoot these guns things like this can happen and now you have four people affected by this,” Walker said.

Some of the victims were seriously injured, but police say all are expected to survive.

The police are still looking for the armed men.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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