Man shot 6 times during Caln Township, Pennsylvania drive-by shooting; suspect sought

THORNDALE, Pa. (WPVI) — Police in Caln Township, Pa. are investigating a car shootout that injured a man Thursday night.

Jennifer Peple said she heard at least six gunshots around 5:40 p.m. Thursday as she, her husband and their three children were preparing dinner.

She says she is still shaken by the incident that took place on the Lincoln Highway in Thorndale, Chester County.

“It’s really scary, really scary. I mean, every house here has kids,” Peple said.

Caln Township Police say a 20-year-old man was shot six times and later taken to hospital for surgery. He is listed as stable.

“We are not investigating this as a random act, we are currently investigating this as a targeted shooting,” Caln Township Police Chief Joseph Elias said.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black or dark blue Audi two-door coupe with black tinted windows and black wheels.

Investigators say it’s surprising more people weren’t injured.

“Because it happened in a business district, there was a lot of traffic at the time. We hope someone will contact us with information,” Elias said.

Pemple says the violence is getting out of hand.

“There’s always a lot going on here, but here, in this area, nothing like that happens. The school is right there, the fire department is there. You feel safe,” Pemple said. “It definitely makes you nervous.”

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call 911 or 610-383-7000.

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