FAIRHILL — A report of a person with a gun and of a shooting victim had Philadelphia police going to the area of Front and Clearfield Streets in Fairhill, on Thursday, June 13, at 8:22pm.
Police say officers arrived and found the victim, a 34-year-old man, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right knee. He was taken to Temple University Hospital.
They say the victim told them he was walking to a store in the 3100 block of N. Front Street “when he heard what he believed to be firecrackers. The victim then felt pain in his knee then realized he had been shot.”
Police describe the surveillance video as showing the suspect getting out of a silver minivan, possibly a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country, moments before the shooting. He was armed with a handgun.
Then, after the shooting, he followed the victim inside the store.
Later, the gunman returned to the minivan and was last seen driving east on Clearfield Street, and possibly turning south on A Street.
The victim said he did not see the gunman.
Police ask that if you see the suspect, do not approach him. Instead, call 911 or their tipline at 215-686-TIPS (8477) immediately. You can also text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or click here to submit a tip electronically. They say all tips will be confidential.