Caught on Cam: Gunman Shoots Man as He Tries to Greet Him

Investigators say a 45-year-old man was walking on the 1600 block of South 16th Street on Monday at 2:35 p.m.

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    On Monday afternoon, a surveillance camera captured a man being shot multiple times after going in for a handshake at the corner of S 16th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia. NBC10's Vai Sikahema reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013)

    Police are searching for a gunman caught on camera shooting a man as he tried to greet him.

    Investigators say a 45-year-old man was walking on the 1600 block of South 16th Street on Monday at 2:35 p.m. As he walked toward Morris Street, police say he was approached by three suspects. Surveillance video captured the 45-year-old victim extending his hand to greet one of the suspects when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times. The gunmen and the two other suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

    Credit: Philadelphia Police

    Police say the 45-year-old man survived the shooting. They have not yet revealed his condition however.

    Investigators describe the gunman as a black male wearing a green jacket and red hat. The second suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark-colored jacket with a striped shirt underneath, gray pants and a green hat. The third suspect is described as a black male wearing a possibly gray jacket, blue jeans and a green baseball cap.

    Police advise anyone who sees these suspects to not approach them but to call 911 immediately. You can also send a tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS.