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NAACP, State Senate Offices Struck By Bullets in North Philadelphia Shooting

A 25-year-old man is in critical condition following a shooting in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia that left bullet holes in the front windows of two prominent offices, including the local NAACP chapter.

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Gunfire in a North Philadelphia neighborhood late Monday night left a young man fighting for his life and two prominent offices riddled with bullet holes.

NBC10's Miguel Martinez-Valle reports on a shooting near Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia overnight that left a man critically hurt and bullet holes in the office of State Sen. Sharif Street and the Philadelphia office of the NAACP.

The victim is in critical condition following the shooting shortly after 11:30 p.m. along Germantown Avenue, police said. Two nearby buildings were damaged by bullets, including the front windows of the city's NAACP local chapter and state Sen. Sharif Street's local office.

A worker could be seen Tuesday morning outside the NAACP's office working on the broken window pane.

A worker fixes a broken window pane at the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP on Germantown Avenue in Nicetown, Monday, Dec. 14, 2021. (JR Smith/NBC10)

Police believe the shootout occurred on Germantown Avenue in the 4400 block near Windrim Avenue. Bullet casing were also found along the 2000 block of Windrim Avenue. A handgun laser sight and a blood trail were then found down the 2000 block of nearby Wingohocking Street and an alleyway behind Sister Muhammad's Kitchen.

The victim was found by police a short time later at Temple University Hospital, officials said. He suffered wounds to both legs, including at least five gunshots.

No arrests have been made.

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