Wawa stabbing: Man stabbed to death in parking lot of South Philadelphia Wawa

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man died Monday morning after he was stabbed outside a South Philadelphia Wawa store, police said.

According to police, the stabbing happened in the parking lot of the store on the 1600 block of S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

Police say the victim, a man in his 40s, went into the Wawa just before 2 a.m. to buy food. He returned to his Kia SUV and ate the food in the driver’s seat.

Customers then alerted a security guard at about 4:25 a.m. that someone needed to check on the man in the vehicle.

Fire and EMS crews broke the back driver’s side window to gain access to the car, police said.

According to police, the man was stabbed in the abdomen and was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are now using store cameras to get a better description of a possible suspect and motive.

The vehicle had an Uber sticker on the front window, but it’s unclear if the victim works for the company, investigators said.

The Wawa store is closed while police continue to investigate.


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