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Man Shot 3 Times After Argument With Ex-Girlfriend: Police

A man is fighting for his life after he was shot three times in the Kingsessing section of the city after an argument with his ex-girlfriend, according to police.

The 27-year-old man was visiting his current girlfriend at the grocery store where she works on 55th Street and Kingsessing Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, investigators say. Police told NBC10 he was then confronted by his ex-girlfriend leading to an argument between the two.

During the argument, the ex allegedly told the victim she was going to "get his a** shot," according to investigators.

About an hour later, as the victim was on the 1500 block of South 55th Street, an unidentified gunman in a white sedan drove towards him and opened fire.

The victim was struck once in the upper right chest, once in the upper right back and once in the buttocks before the gunman drove off. The victim managed to run into the grocery store and call 911. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released a description of the gunman. They also have not yet revealed whether the victim's ex-girlfriend will face any charges.

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