Man Shot in Face During Attempted Robbery

Police say the suspect made off with nothing after trying to rob a man in the Kingsessing section of the city

By Dan Stamm
|  Saturday, Nov 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:55 AM EDT
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Man Shot in Face During Attempted Robbery

NBC10 Philadelphia

Police were investigating the shooting of a man on a Southwest Philadelphia street Friday night.

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A man was in critical condition Friday night after being shot once in the face during an attempted robbery in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Police say a man in his 20s shot the unidentified 21-year-old victim once in the jaw at 51st and Willows Streets around 9:45.

He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he remained was in critical condition as of 10:20.

Police described the suspect as a thin, light-skinned black male with a thin beard. He was wearing a black hat, red and black jacket and dark pants when he fled on foot down 51st Street towards Pentridge Avenue.

He took nothing from the victim, police said.

Anyone with information should call 9-1-1 or contact the Philadelphia Police online.

 


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