West Philadelphia shooting leaves man, 31, hospitalized

A 31-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in his abdomen in West Philadelphia Friday night, police said.

Cops responding to calls for gunshots found the victim on Christian Street near 59th around 8:20 p.m., but said the man was likely shot on 62nd Street near Larchwood Avenue and ran from the scene. Police said a fight occurred on that corner before the shooting was reported.  

Medics took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police found one shell casing on the corner of 62nd Street and Larchwood Avenue, and four witnesses were taken for interviews at the Southwest Detective Division.

A detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.

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