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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities are investigating a shooting and a possible attempted arson in North Philadelphia.

It happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the 1600 block of North 21st Street.

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Police say the victim, who is a local artist, lives on the third floor. He smelled a strong odor of gasoline and when he went outside to investigate, he noticed someone had poured gas on his garage door. Police say he also discovered a gas can nearby.

“While he was looking at these items, he heard gunshots and realized he was shot in the right leg. Then he saw a white SUV-type vehicle fleeing north on 21st Street,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

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The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police are hoping private surveillance cameras captured the crime on video.

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