Critically wounded shooting victim drives himself to hospital

A 34-year-old man was shot in the face around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday on North 5th Street, north of Hunting Park Avenue, on the border of Philadelphia’s Feltonville and Hunting Park neighborhoods.

The wounded man drove himself to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

According to a report from NBC10, the victim was struck as he chased two men who had just robbed a barber shop.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported that he was expected to survive.

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Four men shot within 24 hours in Kensington

Philadelphia’s four latest shooting victims were all reported in the Kensington section of the city.

Responding Philadelphia Police officers rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the stomach around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on East Indiana Avenue near B Street in Kensington.

As we previously reported, a 29-year-old man was critically wounded in a Kensington shooting Monday night and two men were wounded — one fatally — in separate shooting incidents reported in Kensington early Monday morning.

The latest data from the Philadelphia Police Department reports 201 homicides in the city so far during 2014, representing an increase of more than five percent from the 199 victims reported by the same date last year.

GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

Police look for evidence after a barbershop owner was shot last week in Castor. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.