A teenager tried to get back into his home while being attacked by a gunman overnight.
Someone opened fire on the 18-year-old behind his home along Bridge Street near Horracks Street in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle neighborhood around 2 a.m., said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
"He was laying in the doorway or his rear door in the basement, half of his body was in the basement," said Small.
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The unidentified teen was suffering from gunshot wounds to his back, chest and arm.
"Police picked him up and rushed him to Temple (University) Hospital where he is currently in critical condition," Small said early Thursday.
Doctors quickly got the victim into surgery and hoped he would survive.
It appeared the shooter fired a shot then chased the victim to back of his home where the victim was able to open his basement door, said Small. At least three of the shooters were fired at point-blank range.
Police didn't immediately reveal motive but they suspect it could have been a robbery.
Police hoped private and business surveillance cameras could help investigators figure out who pulled the trigger.