NBC10, Katy Zachry
Joseph Fleming's condition has been upgraded to critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery when he was shot during a home invasion in Southwest Philadelphia.
An 80-year-old man was shot twice inside his home along the 6600 block of Yocum Street in Southwest Philadelphia on Thursday.
Joseph Fleming was watching television around 2:30 p.m. when he heard a noise coming from his basement, Lt. John Walker told NBC10.
Fleming went to the basement door to investigate and an intruder was in the stairwell and fired two shots, said Walker.
The suspect had broken into the basement through a side window, according to Walker.
Someone outside the home heard the gunshots and called 911. The suspect got away.
The victim underwent surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He's listed in critical but stable condition.
Southwest Detectives tell NBC10 that there has been a rash of break-ins in the area recently.