Man critically wounded in N. Phila. shooting

Posted: April 02, 2013

A 37-year-old man was was shot and critically injured in North Philadelphia on Monday afternoon by a man police identified as a stepbrother, authorities said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., the victim was shot twice in the back in the second-floor rear bedroom of his residence in the 2300 block of North Ninth Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. Police took the victim to Temple University Hospital. The motive for the shooting appeared to be a family argument, Small said.

The 27-year-old shooter fled from the building and remained at large late Monday. Three other people who were in the residence during the shooting were being questioned by detectives, Small said.

   -Robert Moran

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