Shooting Victim's Clothing Stops Him From Bleeding Out: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Shooting Victim's Clothing Stops Him From Bleeding Out: Police

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    Shooting Victim May Have Been Saved by Clothes

    A man was shot in stomach in Nicetown but his winter clothes may have prevented him from bleeding out. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016)

    Dressing for the bitter cold possibly saved a man’s life overnight.

    A gunman shot a man in the stomach at Germantown Avenue and Juniata Street in the city's Nicetown section after midnight, said Philadelphia Police.

    The victim may have bled out but because he had on some may layers to stay warm, more blood remained in his body, said police.

    Investigators scoured the scene for ballistics crews early Wednesday but didn’t immediacy come up with anything.