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Cops: Man extremely critical following home invasion shooting

A 56-year-old man is in extremely critical condition following a home invasion shooting Friday night in North Philadelphia, police said.

Cops: Man extremely critical following home invasion shooting

Philadelphia police car
Philadelphia police car

A 56-year-old man is in extremely critical condition following a home invasion shooting Friday night in North Philadelphia, police said.

Police responded to West Wyoming Avenue near 2nd Street around 8:30 p.m. Friday. They found the victim, whose name has not been released, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

A witness who was inside the home at the time told police there was a knock at the door and when the victim answered he was confronted by two unknown males wearing all black clothing and masks. The witness reported that the men were armed with a revolver and asked the victim where the money was before they shot him in the head.

According to the witness, the suspects continued to search the house. They eventually fled in an uknown direction.

It is unclear if anything was taken. The witness was not injured.

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