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Suspect identified in South Philadelphia shooting

Cops identified Jhileel Burton, 26, of South Philadelphia, as the suspect in a shooting on May 19 which left a 28-year-old with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.

Suspect identified in South Philadelphia shooting

Cops identified Jhileel Burton, 26, of South Philadelphia, as the suspect in a shooting on May 19 which left a 28-year-old with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.

Cops said the victim was leaving a neighborhood bar on Bailey Street near Dickinson at 1:47 a.m. when Burton, of Marston Street near Reed, approached and started a conversation with her as she sat in her car, which was parked on 26th Street near Reed.

During the conversation, police said Burton pulled out a gun and fired several shots toward the woman’s vehicle as she tried driving away. The unidentified woman was wounded in her right shoulder, police said. She suffered broken bones and nerve damage.

Burton is about 6 feet tall and has several tattoos on his face and neck, police said. The man is considered armed and dangerous. Police encourage tipsters to call 9-1-1 with information.

Tipsters may also submit information online.

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