Samaritan drives West Philly gunshot victim to hospital

A man was clinging to life Monday night after he was shot five times on a street in West Philadelphia.

Police said the man, whose identity was unknown late Monday, was on Vogdes Street near Baltimore Avenue around 8:30 p.m. when someone opened fire on him, wounding him four times in the chest and back and once in the wrist.

The man managed to stumble around the corner onto Baltimore Avenue, where he collapsed onto a car. The driver of that car, a good Samaritan, drove the victim to Mercy Hospital. The victim was later taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained late Monday in critical condition.

At the scene, police found shell casings littering the sidewalk on Vogdes Street and a small amount of blood on the pavement in front of the Commodore Lounge on Baltimore Avenue near 55th Street.

Police said they had not made any arrests or found any witnesses to the shooting late Monday.