Tow Truck Driver Drives Himself to Hospital After Gunman Shoots Him in Chest: Police

A tow truck driver managed to drive himself to the hospital after he was shot in the chest in Philadelphia early Monday evening. 

The 30-year-old man was inside his vehicle with a 28-year-old passenger on the 1400 block of Blavis Street at 5:46 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire.

The 30-year-old man was struck once in the left side of his chest while his passenger suffered a graze wound to his left shoulder. Police told NBC10 the victim managed to drive himself to Temple University Hospital which is located about a mile and a half away from the shooting. He then parked at the entrance of an emergency room.

The tow truck driver is currently in critical condition while his passenger is stable. Police say both men are expected to survive.

Both victims know the gunman who shot them and even gave police his nickname, according to investigators. 

"The shooter is known to the victims," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "He's described as a male who is wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt who was last seen in a Saturn Ion, Burgundy in color."

Police plan on checking nearby businesses for any surveillance video of the shooting.

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