Cops: 2 shot in North Philadelphia, uncooperative with police

Two men were shot in North Philadelphia Thursday night, police said, but both victims refused to cooperate with police to aid in the investigation of the shooting.

Both victims, ages 20 and 25, were sitting outside one of the victims’ houses, on 24th Street near Oxford, when gunfire erupted on the block at 9:16 p.m., Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

When police from the 22nd District, headquartered at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue, arrived at the scene, they found the 20-year-old victim bleeding from two gunshot wounds – one to his right arm and another to his right leg. Police picked up that man and took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Not long after, a 25-year-old man walked into the emergency room at Hahnemann University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said. He claimed that he did not know how he got to Hahnemann, but told investigators he was shot at the same location as the other man.

That man was also listed in stable condition.

Both men who were shot declined to provide any information on what sparked the shooting or who shot them, according to investigators. Six witnesses to the incident were taken to be interviewed at the Central Detective Division.

Small said two cameras at the corner of 24th and Oxford outside a Chinese takeout and a market may have captured the incident, and police were working on obtaining the surveillance video.

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