Man shot during robbery after stepping outside for a smoke

Tabor Avenue Robbery / ShootingThe victim’s roommate looks on as police investigate a shooting in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Tabor Avenue Robbery / ShootingAccording to police, the 25-year-old victim was outside his home at about 1:30 a.m. when two men approached and announced a robbery. Police said that the man handed over his cell phone but that the gunmen still opened fire, striking the victim six times.

Responding officers rushed the victim to Einstein Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. NBC10 reported that the wounded man had just stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.

Tabor Avenue Robbery / Shooting

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