Pharmacist critically wounded in Society Hill shooting Monday night

Society HIll Shooting
Police search for evidence near Lawrence Court and Pine Street after a 35 year-old man was shot in the chest Monday night in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Society HIll ShootingAccording to police, the victim was walking home from his job at a nearby CVS pharmacy when he was approached by a robber who then shot him. Police said the victim was in critical but stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital.

A neighbor speaking with reporters at the scene said that he immediately recognized the sound of gunfire because it is becoming too familiar in the area. A source close to the investigation said police found surveillance video of the victim chasing after his assailant after the robbery.

Society HIll Shooting

Last summer, we reported from the scene where 32-year-old Michael Hagan was shot and killed at 4th and Lombard Streets, about a block from last night’s incident.

Police later turned to the public in search of surveillance footage and offered a $40,000 reward. In October, Hagan’s family held a walk and vigil as the reward was raised to $50,000.

Last month, Philadelphia Police told Fox29 that the leads in the Hagan investigation “have been very thin.” Hagan’s family shares updates at michaelhagan.net.

Updates on last night’s incident:
CBS3Police: Suspects In Society Hill Shooting Stole Victim’s iPhone
6ABC: Pharmacist shot in Society Hill after chasing robber
NBC10: 1 Hospitalized In Society Hill Shooting
Philadelphia Inquirer: Pharmacist critically wounded in Society Hill shooting

Society HIll Shooting

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