Shooter leaves man critically wounded in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park overnight

Philadelphia Police officers tend to a shooting victim found in a car in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Philadelphia Police officers tend to a shooting victim found in a car in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A 47-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head at the intersection of West Butler and 13th Streets at about 12:30 a.m.

Flashing lights washed over the scene as medics prepared to remove the victim form the vehicle. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Flashing lights washed over the scene as medics prepared to remove the victim form the vehicle. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police said that the victim was engaged in a conversation with the gunman before the shooting, according to philly.com.

13th and Butler Shooting Victim

Police held the stretcher while medics helped the victim out of the car. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

One shell casing was found at the scene, and appeared to have come from a small caliber handgun.

13th and Butler Shooting Victim

Medics prepare to transport the wouned man. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to a report from 6ABC, police said the suspect shot a man in the head as he was getting out of a car and then fled the scene.

Medics loaded the wounded man onto a stretcher and rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was reporting in critical condition. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Medics loaded the wounded man onto a stretcher and rushed him to Temple University Hospital, where he was reporting in critical condition. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Retired boxer Tony Martin was shot to death in his home on the same block earlier this month.

Police taped off the crime scene and continued the investigation. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Police taped off the crime scene perimeter and continued the investigation. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

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