Slideshow posted in Local/State | Friday, January 03, 2014
Issued by Philadelphia Police on 04/18/14: On April 17, 2014, at 10:15 am, the complainant and a witness were standing on the corner of Swanson and Somerset Streets along with several other males when two unknown males armed with a handgun approached them and began firing several shots grazing the complainant one time in his head and one gunshot wound to his right hand. Both the complainant and the witness fled on foot to Episcopal Hospital where they were met by police. The complainant was later transported to Temple Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Surveillance video was recovered from A and Somerset Streets which depicted two black males approaching the group when the suspects began firing. Both males then fled and were last seen north on Swanson Street.
Suspect Description:Suspect #1: Black male, 19-20 years-of-age, wearing a black possible hooded sweatshirt with a white emblem on the front, black pants, and dark colored shoes. Suspect #2: Black male, 19-20 years-of-age, wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and light colored shoes.
To view the surveillance video: Visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.