Man Shot Outside Doughnut Shop

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    A man is in critical condition after being shot four times outside a Dunkin' Donuts in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood. (Published Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014)

    A man fought for his life after being shot four times outside a Philadelphia doughnut shop overnight.

    A gunman opened fire outside the Dunkin’ Donuts store along Olney Avenue near N Broad Street in the city’s Olney section around 10:45 p.m.

    After the shooting the bleeding man stumbled into the store.

    Police officer’s heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    “A male, 40 years of age, ran out of the Dunkin’ Donuts who was shot four times – twice in the back, once in the groin and once in the left hand,” said Small. “He jumped right in the police car.”

    Officers drove the victim a short distance to Einstein Hospital where he remained in critical condition early Wednesday morning.

    Small said the man might not make it.

    Other officers saw a man running north on Broad Street -- away from the shooting scene, according to police.

    A witness identified that man as the possible shooter. He was taken in for questioning.

    No firearm was recovered, Small said.

    Investigators said that several business surveillance cameras likely captured the shooting.

    Police are grateful no one else was shot.

    “Due to the fact that this is such a busy intersection we are very lucky that only one individual was struck by gunfire,” said Small.