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Young man shot at 53rd and Osage opening his door (updated)

Posted on 08 January 2014

A 21-year-old man was shot point-blank and gravely wounded early Wednesday morning after he answered a knock on his door, according to police. The shooting took place just before 1 a.m. on the 5300 block of Osage Avenue. The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and it is unknown at this time if he is going to survive.

“He was shot at least two times — once in the head and once in the neck,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10.

Update (1:00 p.m.): Police said that it wasn’t a random shooting. There are no more details available at this point and there is no description of the suspect, who fled the scene after the shooting.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. darth vader Says:

    God bless him. I would never answer my door, at any time, without looking through the peephole first. This sounds like he may have know the perpetrator.

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