NORTH PHILADELPHIA — This whole crime consisted of five gunshots and Philadelphia police released all 13 seconds of surveillance video, in hopes it’ll help them catch the shooting suspect.
The victim is a young man who was walking to a store on Christmas at 5:09pm. Police say he heard several bullets being fired and then realized he’d been grazed in his stomach.
It happened on the 2300 block of W. Indiana Avenue in North Philadelphia.
Police say the video shows an unknown man walking on Indiana Avenue toward 23rd Street take out a semi-automatic handgun and fire at least five times in the direction of the 21-year-old victim.
Then, the gunman ran away on Indiana toward 24th.
Ballistic evidence taken from the scene indicated he used a 9MM handgun.
The victim was treated for his injuries.
The suspect is described as having a medium build, and he was wearing
- a dark-colored jacket with an unknown logo on the back and dark hood,
- dark-colored sweat-type pants with either light-colored wording or lines on the left leg, and
- black sneakers.
Police ask that if you recognize or see the suspect, do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous. Instead, call 911 or their tip line immediately. You can also email, text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or click here to submit a tip electronically. They say all tips will remain anonymous.