Police received a call asking them to respond to a car blocking the road. Inside they found a man slumped over the wheel.
The 38-year-old man's car had been blocking traffic for hours when police arrived around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday to the 2500 block of Arizona Street in North Philadelphia.
Neighbors reported the car was blocking the road since 8 p.m. Monday.
Police assumed they were responding to a “hospital case,” meaning the driver was passed out. They rushed him to Temple University Hospital where doctors performed a CT scan to determine the severity of the victim’s condition.
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Doctors notified investigators that the man had been shot in the face. He remained in grave condition on a ventilator Tuesday morning.
Police returned to the scene to investigate the shooting but found no blood or shell casings.
They had no immediate leads, motives or suspects.