Monday, August 3, 2015

Cops investigating shootings in North, South Philadelphia

A 61-year-old man who was shot in his hand during an attempted armed robbery in North Philadelphia drove himself to the hospital afterward and was listed in stable condition Tuesday night, police said.

Cops investigating shootings in North, South Philadelphia

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A 61-year-old man who was shot in his hand during an attempted armed robbery in North Philadelphia drove himself to the hospital afterward and was listed in stable condition Tuesday night, police said.

Around 6:35 p.m. the victim was walking along Front Street near Somerset when he was approached by two gun-toting men who told the man to “give it up,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The man refused to hand over his belongings and was shot once in his left hand, Small said. The two suspects fled the scene on foot without taking any of the man’s belongings. Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not available Tuesday night.

The victim drove himself to Episcopal Hospital and was later transferred to Temple University Hospital, police said.

A shooter in South Philadelphia fired 10 shots at a man on Mercy Street near Snyder Avenue and the victim was hospitalized with only a wound to his right hand, police said.

Shots were fired around 9:43 p.m., police said. The 33-year-old victim knows the suspect and told police that the shooing stemmed from an earlier fistfight with the suspect.

The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was listed in stable condition. Cops said the shooter and another man fled in a black Mercedes, but detailed descriptions of the two were not available.

A witness was taken to the South Detective Division for questioning.

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