Snow fell as police held the crime scene following a shooting and attempted robbery at the Koh Kong Grocery Store on the 2200 block of South 7th Street in South Philadelphia Monday night. According to police, a 40-year-old customer was shot twice when he attempted to intervene in the robbery. Photos for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
CBS3 reported that, according to investigators, an armed suspect entered the store and announced a robbery, at which point a regular customer who was inside the store tried to stop the robbery and became engaged in a struggle with the suspect, during which the suspect shot the customer twice; once in the head and once in the leg.
The victim was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and initially reported in critical condition, according to philly.com, adding that police said he was later upgraded to stable condition, and though he lost a lot of blood inside the store, the bullet to his head did not penetrate his skull.
The victim, identified by family members as 46-year-old Jesse Tanner, according to 6ABC, adding that the robber, who ended up not stealing anything, was wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, and fled on foot north on 7th Street.
Police are looking for two suspects in the shooting, according to NBC10.