Police: Man Who Owed Drug Debt Held Captive For 8 Days, Shot In Shin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a man escaped from a house in Kensington where he was shot and held captive for more than a week.

The 41-year-old victim got away on Saturday from the house where he was held for eight days, according to investigators.

On March 10, police say the victim went to the home along the 3500 block of Stouton Street, not far from Kensington Avenue, to buy drugs. There, police say a 34-year-old man recognized the victim as someone who stole crack from the same block a year ago.

Police say the man called five gunmen to help and the victim was shot in the shin. Authorities say the group then kept the victim inside the home, assaulted him and forced him to work off the debt. His graze wound became infected.

After the victim escaped, he contacted police and the 34-year-old he first encountered was arrested.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and left against the wishes of the doctors.

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