Father and son hospitalized as police search for burglars who shot them

Tim Jimenez
April 23, 2019 - 8:17 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man and his 12-year-old son are recovering from gunshot wounds, and police are trying to find the burglars who shot them.

Police say the family family of four returned to their home on Marlowe Street, between Bridge and Pratt, around 9:45 p.m. and realized they weren't alone. 

Two people had broken in while they were out at Home Depot. 

"Males inside the house fired at least 10 times, striking the father — both arms and his torso," Captain John Walker said. "They also hit the 12-year-old-son in the chest. He was grazed."

Police took both to the hospital. The father is in critical condition but is expected to survive. The boy is stable.

The burglars got away off in a gold-colored minivan.

Police took the victims to the hospital. Both father and son are expected to recover. 

"It kinda just shows, these guns on the street and how they become problematic," Walker said. "Especially here in a burglary case. Usually burglars don’t carry guns but in this situation they did."

Walker says there have been a few other burglaries in the area in recent weeks, and police are trying to figure out if there is a connection.