Shooter leaves man critically wounded on North Philadelphia pedestrian bridge Thursday afternoon

Pedestrian Bridge ShootingCrime Scene Unit investigators gather evidence after a 40-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in North Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Pedestrian Bridge ShootingPolice said that the man was found at about 4 p.m. on a pedestrian bridge connecting West Westmoreland Street, over an abandoned rail line between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Police rushed the victim, who had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, to Temple University Hospital.

A group of children watched the investigation from the edge of the crime scene.

Pedestrian Bridge Shooting

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