PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 40-year-old man was hit by a stray bullet and left critically injured in a West Philadelphia shooting on Thursday night, police say. Chopper 3 was over the scene around 9:30 p.m. on North 62nd Street, which is right off Vine Street.
Officers tell Eyewitness News the man was in his house with his girlfriend when someone started firing outside.READ MORE: Social Media Photo Of Student With BB Gun Led To Academy Park High School Lockdown, Delaware County DA Says
A bullet flew through a window and wall, hitting the man.READ MORE: Hacker Stole Jefferson Health Patients' Billing Information In November Data Breach
“We’re told by his girlfriend that they were sitting on their bed, in the bedroom, where they both live watching television, when a bullet came through their wall, striking this victim in his back,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Postponing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For City Workers Again
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