A shooting in North Philadelphia overnight left a New York man visiting a friend who goes to Temple University fighting for his life. And a car crash near another college campus could hold a big clue in the investigation.
Philadelphia Police told NBC10.com that gunshots rang out inside a home on the 2000 block of Carlisle Street -- a short distance from Temple’s campus -- around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A bullet struck the visitor, a 25-year-old man, in the chest. He was rushed to the Temple University Hospital where he remained in critical condition overnight.
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Police said the victim’s friend wasn’t home at the time of the shooting and that the motive for the shooting appeared to be robbery.
According to police, moments after the shooting, officers gave chase to a vehicle that they saw going at a high-rate of speed down Carlisle Street onto Diamond Street.
The officers called off the pursuit after a brief while, according to investigators. But a short time later they received a report of a vehicle crashed into a building near Girard College at 25th Street and College Avenue -- nearly two miles from the shooting.
Police found one person inside the crashed vehicle. They rushed that person to Hahnemann University hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators referred to the car crash victim as a person of interest in the shooting and no arrests have been made.