PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search is on for two gunmen behind a triple shooting in North Philadelphia that left one man dead and two others in critical condition. Officials believe this was a targeted attack.
It happened along the 2900 block of North Howard Street in North Philadelphia. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says the triple shooting took place inside a corner store, which has surveillance video.
Investigators are pouring over that, but they’re also looking for more information which may help better identify the two shooters.
“It’s just utterly ridiculous,” Ross said. “It’s way too much. It’s time and time again.”
The commissioner was clearly frustrated by the latest spat of violence, this time in North Philadelphia. Police say around 6:04 p.m. Tuesday, they went to the bodega on the corner of Howard and Cambria, where three men were found shot inside.
Police are searching for two suspects last seen driving north on Howard Street in a gray or silver minivan.
“One is wearing gray and black and one is wearing black with all red sneakers,” Ross said. “Both were shooting.”
No one else in the store was injured, including the workers inside. Ross says the victims and shooters knew each other.
“It definitely appears to be targeted,” Ross said. “There is the possibility the victim knew who the shooters were. Right now we have a lot of work to do, but hopefully the witness or video will give us some more information.”
And Ross says that’s the key to finding these two suspects.
If you happened to see anything, call police.