Man in critical condition after North Philadelphia shooting

A man was in critical condition after police say he was shot just outside North Philadelphia's Swampoodle section Friday night.

Police were called to Taylor Street near Cambria around 9:15 p.m. for the report of a man shot on the street. When they arrived, they found the victim there.

Details about the shooting were scant about 40 minutes after the incident, but Chief Inspector Scott Small said the victim was in critical condition.

Police broadcast a description of a possible shooter over radio as a black man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans who fled the scene in a blue minivan.

No arrests were reported as of 9:50 p.m.

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