Man shot in W. Philadelphia, hospitalized

A 30-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in his left hand Friday night in West Philadelphia, police said.

Shots were fired on 44th Street near Fairmount Avenue around 7:40 p.m. and police said the man suffered a gunshot wound to the ring finger on his left hand.

Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division, said the man told police he was approached during an attempted armed robbery, tried grabbing the suspect’s gun and got shot.

He walked to Presbyterian Hospital and was later transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was in stable condition in the intensive care unit as of 10:45 p.m.

Police were unsure of the shooter’s motive and a description of the suspect was not immediately available.

No arrests were made.

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