Shooting in Frankford leaves one wounded

Sur­veil­lance photo

An av­er­age-sized man with a really big gun is on the loose in Frank­ford. And he doesn’t seem to be afraid of us­ing the weapon.

Sur­veil­lance video re­leased by Phil­adelphia po­lice last week shows the gun­man fir­ing a slug in­to the hip of a man on the corner of Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Church Street. The shoot­ing oc­curred on Dec. 29 at 11:46 a.m., po­lice said.

Cam­er­as filmed the gun­man as he walked west­bound on Church, then south­bound on Frank­ford in front of the Bacalao Food Mar­ket. Two vic­tims — broth­ers ages 20 and 21 — were stand­ing in front of the store and ap­peared to en­gage in a con­ver­sa­tion with the passing ped­es­tri­an, who stopped and pulled out a hand­gun with what po­lice de­scribed as a “long bar­rel.” The gun­man de­man­ded the vic­tim’s be­long­ings, po­lice said.

More words were ex­changed be­fore one of the broth­ers pulled a cell phone from his pock­et. An in­stant later, the gun­man fired, then ran east­bound on Church Street. The broth­ers were able to flee south­bound on Frank­ford, al­though the bul­let had struck one of the vic­tims in the right hip and ex­ited through his right but­tocks.

The gun­man was de­scribed as black, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and stocky. He wore a blue puffy suede jack­et with a white thermal shirt, blue jeans, blue hat and tan boots.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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