Man shot in Kensington, hospitalized

A 26-year-old man was shot in his right hip and buttocks in Kensington Monday evening and was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Around 5:10 p.m., the man was on Kensington Avenue near Tusculum Street when he was approached by another man on the street.

The man shot at the victim and ran from the scene. An initial call reported the incident as an armed robbery, however Chief Inspector Scott Small said the victim did not give police a description of the suspect and said he did not know why the man shot him.

The victim was taken in a private vehicle to Episcopal Hospital and was later transferred to Temple University Hospital, where Small said he was listed in stable condition as of 7:45 p.m.  

Two shell casings were found on the scene, and surveillance video from nearby businesses may have recorded the incident.

Small said police were working to find video footage, and a witness was taken to speak with police in the East Detective Division.