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Suspected gunman struck by car while fleeing shooting in South Philly

A man suspected in a South Philadelphia shooting Sunday was struck by a car while fleeing the scene, police said.

Suspected gunman struck by car while fleeing shooting in South Philly

A man suspected in a South Philadelphia shooting was struck by a car while fleeing the scene, police said.

Authorities said the shooting happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Ringgold Street near Wharton. A 20-year-old man was outside when he was shot once in the back. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Police said a man believed to be the shooter was fleeing the scene on a bicycle when he was struck by a car. The car, possibly a Volvo, fled the scene. Officers arriving at the scene saw a man fitting the description of the shooter fleeing down Federal Street. Police said that man discarded a gun. He was arrested and taken into police custody.

Police have not released either man's identity.

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