Northeast Times

Suspects sought in shooting

A man was hos­pit­al­ized in crit­ic­al con­di­tion with wounds of the neck and head last week after a shoot­ing on a Holmes­burg street.

Phil­adelphia po­lice are un­sure what sparked the al­ter­ca­tion that promp­ted the gun­fire, which oc­curred Nov. 29 at about 4:13 p.m. on the 7500 block of Tor­res­dale Ave. Of­ficers ar­rived at the scene to find the 22-year-old vic­tim un­con­scious and bleed­ing from his wounds. He was taken to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale and placed on a vent­il­at­or, said Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, a po­lice spokes­wo­man.

The vic­tim was breath­ing with the aid of a vent­il­at­or on Tues­day, as the Times went to press this week.

Po­lice be­lieve that a re­l­at­ive of the vic­tim’s had been in­volved in a dis­pute with a group of men on the block shortly be­fore the shoot­ing.

One sus­pect was de­scribed as black, 19 to 23 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh­ing 140 pounds. He wore a Navy blue hood­ie and dark jeans.

A second sus­pect was de­scribed as white, 20 to 25 years old and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He has short blond hair and a tat­too on his stom­ach. He wore a black hood­ie.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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