Police: Woman shot several times in broad daylight in Tioga

Police are searching for a man who they said shot a woman several times, critically wounding her, Monday afternoon in Tioga about two blocks from Temple University Hospital.

The 23-year-old victim was shot in both legs and the abdomen outside on Smedley Street near Ontario at 1:43 p.m., police said. Officers took her to Temple University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s wearing a black leather jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt. He was last seen headed northwest of the scene of the incident, toward 17th and Tioga streets. They were unsure what motivated the shooting.