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Man on 1st Date Ambushed, Shot Near Philly's South Street

A man was hospitalized after being shot in the chest, bicep and wrist while in a parked car along South Front Street on the edge of the Society Hill neighborhood

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Three masked men pushed a woman out of the way and shot her date as he sat in a car near Front and South streets on the edge of Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood.

The man and the woman -- who are both from outside Philadelphia -- had come into the city for a first date Monday night, Philadelphia police said.

While the man was in a black 2015 Audi parked along Front Street, near South Street, and talking to the woman -- who was outside the car -- around 11:30 p.m., three masked men approached and pushed the woman out of the way, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

At least two shots were fired, striking the 32-year-old man in the chest, bicep and left wrist.

"There was no robbery, there was no argument, they didn't take anything, they didn't ask for anything, these three males walked right up to this victim -- while he was sitting in the passenger seat -- and fired two shots from point-blank range," Small said.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he was treated in stable condition.

The masked men ran away, jumped into what is believed to be a White Acura and drove off, police said.

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Police didn't have a motive or description of the suspects. They hoped that surveillance video in the area would help them.

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