Two victims critical after North Philadelphia ambush

Slide show above: Neighbors make their way around the crime scene as police investigate a shooting which left two men critically wounded Wednesday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed two men to Temple University Hospital after they wounded in a shooting reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday on West Cumberland Street near North Franklin Street in North Philadelphia. A 27-year-old man was shot three times, including once on the head, and a 23-year-old man was shot in the back and leg.

Lawrence Street & Cumberland Street Double Shooting

Both victims were listed in critical condition, according to CBS3. A police source told the Philadelphia Daily News that the two men were likely to survive their wounds.

Police later learned that a suspect got out of a pickup truck and fired as the victims were driving down Lawrence Street, according to 6ABCThe Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the entire attack was caught on surveillance video.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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