Pharmacy delivery driver shot in N. Phila.

Posted: July 11, 2014

A BRAZEN GUNMAN opened fire on a delivery driver early yesterday as the man dropped off medication at a North Philadelphia pharmacy, police said.

Two nearby day-care centers briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which took place about 10:30 a.m. outside Wellness Pharmacy, on Ridge Avenue near 23rd Street, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.

The 41-year-old victim, whom police did not identify, was approached by the gunman, who picked a fight with him over the meds he was carrying and tried to steal them, O'Brien said.

At the height of the argument, the gunman shot the driver once in the right hand before he ran, O'Brien said. It's unclear if he made off with any meds.

Surveillance footage from the pharmacy shows a man running around the corner to a waiting green sedan, which speeds away after he hops inside.

Police took the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he remained in stable condition last night, O'Brien said.

No arrests had been reported last night.


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