Police: Man Shot During Dirt Bike Robbery In Hunting Park
By Diana Rocco
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An attempt to sell a dirt bike ends in violence.
One man is shot and police are looking for two suspects.
A 31-year-old man is fighting for his life, shot in the chest, police say for his dirt bike Friday afternoon.
“The guys were still running down the street with the bike and they basically were shooting down the street,” a neighbor said.
Neighbors who didn’t want to be on camera tell Eyewitness News the man was selling his Yamaha motorcycle on Craigslist. Police say he was talking to two men on the 3700 block on N. 5th Street who were looking to buy the bike when one pulled out a gun and shot the 31-year-old on his front step.
“He was forcibly taken off the motorcycle, shot in the chest, and then two males stole the motorcycle. That 31-year-old victim is at Temple Hospital,” Chief Inspector Scott Small of Philadelphia Police said.
A family member drove the victim to Temple.
Witnesses say their children were on the street playing when one man jumped on the bike and road away and another fled on foot shooting as he ran.
“I heard like about three or four gun shots basically two when he was in front of the house and two like when he was running down the street,” a neighbor said.
Police continue to the search for the white Yamaha and the two suspects. One suspect is described as a male with a thin build wearing all blue clothing. The second suspect is described as a male about 300 pounds wearing a white t-shirt with all gray clothing over top.
Police ask anyone with information to call 911.
An investigation is ongoing.