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Surveillance video of suspects released in Society Hill shooting

Police have released surveillance video of two men being sought in a shooting and attempted robbery in Society Hill.

A man was shot when he tried to flee from the assailants during an attempted carjacking at about 1:45 a.m. Monday.

Police said the victim had left the nearby Blurr Nightclub and was returning to his vehicle, parked on the 100 block of Walnut Street, when two men armed with handguns approached him and demanded his keys.

The man fled from the vehicle and was shot in the back. He continued to run and flagged down a passerby, who called 911.v

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  • Police said the attackers ran west on Walnut Street and left the vehicle at the scene.

    Such violent incidents are rare in the neighborhood, which is near some of Philadelphia's major attractions and filled with restaurants, bars and hotels. Surveillance cameras in the area captured the suspects.

    One suspect is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

    The other man is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 to 160 pounds and wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

    Both suspects were carrying black handguns, possibly Glock models.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia police at 215-686-3093 or 215-686-8477 (TIPS). Tipsters can also send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP) or email to tips@phillypolice.com.


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