Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Police investigating double shooting in North Philadelphia

Police were investigating a shooting that left two men wounded in North Philadelphia early Thursday night.

Police investigating double shooting in North Philadelphia

Police were investigating a shooting that left two men wounded in North Philadelphia early Thursday night.

Cops were called to 27th Street and Montgomery Avenue just after 5 p.m. and found one victim, a 23-year-old man, sitting on the front step of a house on adjacent Marston Street suffering from two gunshot wounds to his right arm and one to the left side of his ribcage. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by police and listed in critical but stable condition, police said.

A second victim from the shooting, a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left side of his back, arrived at Temple University Hospital in a private vehicle, police said. He was listed in stable condition.

The shooting was caught on video by a surveillance camera at a corner store, police said. They described the shooter as an 18-to-22-year-old black man between 5 feet 11 and 6 feet tall and weighing 150 to 165 pounds. He has dreadlocks and wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans and was last seen running west on Montgomery Avenue from 27th Street, investigators said.

Police said the man matches the description of someone wanted in connection with two previous shootings in the area and is known to police, but no arrests were made Thursday night.

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