Man shot in Holmesburg, in critical condition

A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in his neck on Torresdale Avenue near Shelmire in Holmesburg Tuesday afternoon.   

Chief Inspector Scott Small gave this account:

Around 4 p.m. the victim was approached by two men on the street when shots rang out.

The victim was wounded once in his neck, and the bullet that wounded the victim traveled through his neck and into his brain.

Medics took him to Aria Torresdale Hospital.

Private surveillance cameras in the area may have recorded the incident, and police were working Tuesday night to find the footage.

Witnesses told police that the victim may have known at least one of the men, although it was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting.

Four witnesses were taken to speak with police in the Northeast Detective Division, and cops were working to form a solid description of the suspects Tuesday evening.   

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