Passenger Jumps Out of Car to Rob, Shoot Victim

A passenger got out of a car to rob and shoot a man walking home along a Philadelphia street overnight.

The sedan pulled up to the man as he walked down the 3100 block of C Street (near Allegheny Avenue) in the Kensington neighborhood just before 1:30 a.m. Friday.

“Upon police arrival they found a 23-year-old man lying on the sidewalk,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “He was suffering from two gunshot wounds to his hip and lower back.”

Small said officers rushed the unidentified victim to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

The victim told investigators that he was walking down the sidewalk when the car, which appeared to be an older-model Jaguar, pulled up and a man with a sweatshirt wrapped around his face hopped out of the backseat and opened fire.

Small said the victim told police that “the shooter then stood over him, reached into his pocket and removed his wallet.”

The victim had about $250 cash and his identification in the wallet.

The vehicle then sped off south on C Street and turned onto Clearfield Street.

Small said investigators would pour over surveillance video from nearby businesses in hopes of getting more information.

Police asked anyone with information on this shooting to contact Philadelphia Police.

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