Northeast Times

S. Philly man shot, dumped in Rhawnhurst

A South Philly man was shot late Sunday in South­w­est Phil­adelphia and driv­en to Rhawn­hurst, where he was dumped and shot again.

Po­lice said Monday the vic­tim was alive and in crit­ic­al con­di­tion in Aria Health’s Tor­res­dale cam­pus.

Early me­dia re­ports said the vic­tim was fol­lowed from Sug­ar­House casino, but po­lice on Monday said the shoot­ing and kid­nap­ping had no con­nec­tion to the gambling hall.

Po­lice said the man was shot at 10:03 p.m. on the 4900 block of Spring­field Av­en­ue in South­w­est Philly. He was put in­to a sil­ver and white van with a clean­ing com­pany in­signia and driv­en to the 7400 block of Sum­mer­dale in Rhawn­hurst, where he was taken out of the van and shot again. Of­fers re­spond­ing to a re­port of gun­fire found the man on the street at about 11:30 p.m., po­lice said.

The motive for the shoot­ing was not known. Two to three men with dark com­plex­ions are be­lieved to be in­volved, po­lice said. ••

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