The Philadelphia Police released video of a dark-colored car believed to be responsible for an aggravated assault last week in which transgender women were shot by paintballs in Southwest Philly.
In the video, available here, law enforcement officials shared images of what they believe is the vehicle responsible for this incident, shown a few moments before the paintball assault began.
According to police, the incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, when three women, aged 31, 34 and 37 – whom Philly.com described as transgender – were sitting on a porch along the 5000 block of Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
At that time, police said, four black males pulled up along the street in a dark-colored sedan – possibly an Infiniti with silver window trim and bearing a partial license plate – and aimed a paintball gun at the women.
Two individuals on the porch were hit by paintballs, as well as two other people on the street, police stated.
In the surveillance video, the vehicle that police believe is involved in the incident can be seen just before the later incident as it travelled down 51st Street before turning left onto Woodland Avenue.
Also, as noted on Philly.com, the incident may be connected to a paintball shooting that happened a little earlier that day, when at about 4 p.m., a couple walking near the intersection of 42nd Street and Baltimore Avenue was shot at by paintballs from what may have been an Infiniti vehicle.
Investigators first believed the transgender women were targted, but they now believe it was a random attack, 6ABC reported.
Police are still investigating the incident, and they asked anyone who might have information about the incident to call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. The police can also be contacted anonymously, here.