3 shot while hanging Christmas lights in Philadelphia after fight with passing driver

FOX 29

FOX 29

Three men hanging Christmas lights were shot Wednesday night after getting into an argument with a passing motorist, police in Philadelphia said. 

The victims told police that they were outside decorating their homes in the city’s Juanita neighborhood with Christmas lights when a dark grey Chevy Impala with tinted windows drove down their block, Fox 29 reported. 

The vehicle initially drove past the victims, before backing up while a passenger asked the victims if they had a problem and if they had hit his car.

At that time, another man who was standing outside with the victims asked the front passenger if he had a problem. The front passenger then took out a handgun and fired at the victims, police told Fox 29.

The vehicle then pulled off down the block and as it did, the front passenger fired 4-5 more time at the victims, striking them.

The victims are 28, 34 and 36. They were transported to area hospitals and listed in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a black male in his 20s wearing a light grey knitted cap, brown complexion, armed with a dark grey semi-automatic handgun, Fox 29 reported. 

The second suspect is described by police as a black male in his 20s with a darker complexion and shoulder length hair that is possibly dreadlocks.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.