Philadelphia Police investigate Monday afternoon shooting scene

9th Street Shooting

Crime scene tape surrounds the front of a home after a shooting in the Hartranft section of Philadelphia left a man critically wounded Monday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, the victim was shot in the back in the area of North 9th and West York Streets shortly before 4 p.m., and officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital.

According to, police said that the 37-year-old victim and his 27-year-old stepbrother were fighting when the younger man pulled a gun and shot him twice in the back.

9th Street Shooting

Children looked on as they passed the crime scene.