PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man working at a recording studio was ambushed in a shooting in South Philadelphia on Wednesday morning. Police call the victim lucky.
The man was able to run to the nearest Wawa, where he was taken to Jefferson Hospital, and is expected to be fine.
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The intersection of Jackson and Water Street in South Philly remains blocked. A patrol car remains outside the recording studio where police say the victim is a sound engineer.
BREAK: @PhillyPolice investigating the South Philly shooting. Police say 5 men approached a man exiting a recording studio and fired 21 shots. @CBSPhilly counted 6 extra casings during our live shot. The victim was hit once in the leg. pic.twitter.com/MfXsgYm1T7
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Police told Eyewitness News around 1:30 a.m. the victim left the building to meet an Uber Eats driver after ordering food. As he was walking out, he was ambushed by five men. They started shooting. Police initially counted a total of 21 casings outside the studio, but they now say 30 casings were found in the shooting.
According to the police, the victim acted quickly.
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“It startled the 31-year-old, so he started running,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “And while he was running, that’s when he heard several gunshots and realized he had been shot in the leg.”
The victim then ran two blocks to the nearest Wawa where police found him and then took him to Jefferson Hospital.
Police hope surveillance video from cameras at the front of the building will help them identify the suspects.
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