Police believe pizza delivery driver was shot in the head in North Philadelphia – CBS Philly


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are continuing their search for whoever shot a pizza delivery driver in North Philly. The driver was shot in the head and crashed into a house. He is in critical condition.

Police initially thought they were responding to a car accident. Instead, they found a delivery driver rammed his car into a house after he was shot while driving.

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“I heard a gunshot first and right after that, boom,” North Philly resident Ollie Robinson said.

That boom neighbors heard was that car that crashed into the porch of Miranda Clement’s North Philadelphia home after a shooting in the neighborhood Monday night.

“First we heard the gunshots, then we heard the screeching of the car tires. And then we heard the car slam,” Clement said.

CBS3 took a closer look at the damage on Tuesday. You can see the impact of the accident was so strong that the vehicle pushed trash cans across its porch.

“The house is fine, it’s just the porch. L&I has already checked it,” Clement said.

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Police say the crash happened after a 40-year-old pizza delivery boy was shot in the head near North Broad and Indiana streets.

“It appears the delivery man has been set up to come to the scene,” the Philadelphia police chief inspector said. said Scott Small.

Now some delivery drivers tell Eyewitness News they are nervous as detectives sift through surveillance video to find exactly what led to the shootings.

“It’s possible that the motive for this shooting was a robbery because we know this victim was delivering pizza,” Small said.

According to the police, the driver was never able to deliver his food. He is now at Temple University Hospital where he remains in critical condition following the shooting and accident.

No arrests were made. Anyone with information is urged to call detectives.

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