PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating after a shooting in East Germantown sent a man to the hospital. The blast happened just before 4 a.m. in the 6300 block of Milton Street.
There officers found the victim lying at the intersection of Duval and Milton Streets.
According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the victim was shot multiple times throughout the body, including the face. Authorities think he was in his early 20s to early 30s. He is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital.
Little told CBS3 investigators found three shell casings from a “large-caliber semi-automatic weapon.” Because of the wrap being within a few feet of the victim, investigators think the shooter or the shooters were standing near your fired.
Neighbors came out of their homes when the shooting took place and told detectives they had all heard the three circles burn. Many residents have private surveillance cameras that can help with the investigation. Authorities describe the area, which is near the same section of East Germantown Mount Airy, as generally quiet.
“It’s a very quiet neighborhood, Mount Airy. We usually don’t get any calls, especially calls for the hunt, in this neighborhood,” Inspector Small said. “It’s a very quiet, orderly neighborhood so It’s not uncommon for something like this to happen in this particular area. So hopefully these cameras recorded something that would help with this investigation. ”
Inspector Small said witnesses saw a car leave the area, but that and a motive are still under investigation.
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