PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A father of seven is dead after a gunman ambushed him outside his home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, police say.
The 37-year-old SEPTA executive was leaving his home on the 100 block of Washington Lane off McCallum Street just before 1 a.m. when the shooting took place.
Witnesses told police a black sedan was parked outside.
According to police, the suspect waited for the victim to leave his home, then got out of the limousine and started shooting.
At least 15 shots were fired, then the suspect fled in the limousine, police said.
“Witness testimony indicates that the pistol’s rate of fire was so rapid that it sounded like a machine gun. This leads us to worry that the weapon may have been modified,” said Anthony Ginaldi, Philadelphia Police Captain.
The victim fell on his front lawn and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, family members, including the victim’s brother and sister, arrived at the scene.
“You can actually hear one of the family members crying,” Ginaldi said while speaking to Action News near the victim’s home.
Detectives search surveillance footage to find suspect, including Ring Home Security footage.
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