What to Know
- Three men were shot early Wednesday along busy Market Street in West Philadelphia.
- The men were in front of a bar in the shadow of SEPTA's Market-Frankford El when at least eight shots were fired, police said.
- Surveillance video shows a man running from the scene before slowing down and calmly walking away.
A suspected gunman is seen briefly running, then calmly walking, from a shooting in front of a West Philadelphia bar that left three men bloodied on the sidewalk.
The shooting took place along Market Street, in the shadow of SEPTA’s Market-Frankford El near 52nd Street, early Wednesday morning just before 12:20 a.m., Philadelphia police said. At least eight shots were fired.
Officers patrolling nearby who heard the shots, scooped up three men and rushed them to a nearby hospital. A 30-year-old man shot in the face was listed in “extremely critical condition” while undergoing surgery, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
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“It’s unknown whether or not he is going to survive,” Small said.
The other two men – one 29 and the other 28 – were treated for gunshot wounds, Small said. The 29-year-old was shot in the leg while the 28-year-old was shot in the lower back.
Blood and ballistics evidence were found right outside of a bar, police said. Police haven't said if the men were in the bar before the shooting.
Police found a handgun discarded under a nearby parked car. Small said it may be the weapon that was used but more testing needed to be done.
It was unclear if all the men were together before the shooting, police said.
On Thursday morning, investigators released surveillance video showing a man in what appears to be ripped jeans and a long-sleeve shirt initially running westbound on Market Street from the scene. He then slows up and appears to calmly walk away.
Police asked anyone who recognizes the man to call detectives at 215-686-3183 or 215-6868-8477.
"If you see this suspect do not approach, contact 911 immediately," police said.
Market Street was closed for hours after the shooting but reopened before daybreak.
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