According to investigators, medics were responding to Magee Avenue near Loretto Avenue shortly after 11 p.m., found the victim and rushed him to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus, where he was reported to be in extremely critical condition.
Slideshow: Police investigate shooting scene in Castor. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Police said family members told them that the victim had gone to a nearby store on Castor Avenue and was walking home when a gunman approached and opened fire at close range. CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10 and the Philadelphia Daily News also have reports.
Wednesday night’s incident took place just footsteps from the scene of a robbery and shooting that left a man critically wounded last month.
On Wednesday afternoon, a 20-year-old man was shot several times on North 33rd Street near West York Street in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city. He was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
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