Bullets delay departure 

A father and son were wounded inside a vehicle 
in Grays Ferry Monday night.

By Amanda L. Snyder

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Bullet holes covered an auto where a toddler and his dad were wounded while two other occupants escaped the gunfire. 

A 30-year-old man was in the driver’s seat of his 1996 turquoise Chevrolet Lumina with his 4-year-old son, 29-year-old girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter when bullets started to fly on the 2700 block of Daly Terrace at 7:21 p.m., Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The man ordered his loved ones to duck, and once the gunfire stopped, they headed back inside the home of a relative whom they were visiting prior to the commotion. 

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his head, arm and back while his son received a single shot to his abdomen, Tolliver said. Police transported them in stable condition to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, respectively. 

The motive was unknown at press time, but police recovered ballistics evidence and the auto riddled with bullets at the scene, Tolliver said.

The shooter was described as black, age 21 to 24, 5-foot-10 and wearing a black hoodie.

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