Family, Neighbors Of Victim Speak About Society Hill Shooting
By Jericka Duncan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are looking for the suspect who robbed and shot a man in Society Hill Monday night (see previous story).
Eyewitness News spoke to the victim’s family, and out of respect for his privacy, they asked we not report the victim’s name.
Surveillance camera captured what happened right before the 34-year-old victim was shot.
In the video, you can see a man in dark clothing runs across Pine Street and onto Lawrence Street.
Seconds later, the victim, who was wearing a white jacket, is seen running after him.
What the camera didn’t catch, witnesses say they heard.
“I heard the gun shots and saw a lot of people,” said a neighbor who only wanted to be identified as Carol.
“I was washing dishes,” said David Harwitz. “A few minutes later, a neighbor yelled someone had been shot.”
Harwitz used his yellow dish-washing gloves to apply pressure to the wound of the man police say was shot in the right shoulder. He also says he rode in the police car with the victim to Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
“He was awake and as poised as one can imagine, under those circumstances,” recalled Harwitz.
Detectives say the victim worked at a CVS nearby and was on his way home when he was robbed.
Alison Mustokoff says the man who was shot has been her pharmacist for the past two years.
“Very nice guy, very helpful,” Mustokoff said. “He gives off a very tough guy vibe, so I wouldn’t think he’d be intimidated. I just hope he’s okay.”
Family members tell us the victim is in stable condition. It’s quite the contrast, compared to the two other unsolved robberies in this area.
In November 2011, the same camera from last night captured two white males approaching then-46-year-old Darren Rogers. He was shot and paralyzed.
Last July, 32-year-old Michael Hagan was gunned down and killed at 4th and Lombard.
A spokesperson from CVS says they are aware one of their employees was shot while walking home from work. The spokesperson says they will support their employee’s recovery in any way they can.