Man shot in the face in Frankford

A man is recovering after he was shot in the face early Saturday in Frankford.

Officers responded shortly before 2 a.m. to the 5100 block of Valley Street, police said. They were met by two men, who told investigators they were walking down Pratt Street when they heard two gunshots.

When the men reached Pratt and Valley streets, they saw a 34-year-old man walking toward them, the men told police. He was bleeding from the face and said, “Call the cops, I’ve been shot.”

The men dialed 911 but, before officers arrived, the victim was taken by private vehicle to Aria Health, police said.

The victim told investigators at the hospital that three unknown men approached him as he stood outside.

He said that, after he got into his red Honda Civic, one of the men shot twice at his face from the driver’s side window.

The victim suffered entry and exit wounds to his face and mouth, causing the loss of one tooth and requiring nine stitches, police said.

The suspects are described only as three black males. One of them was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and armed with a gun, police said.

There wasn’t word on a motive Saturday morning, and no arrests had yet been made.

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