A 27-Year-Old Cook Was Shot Leaving Work in West Philadelphia
According to ABC, a 27-year-old man was shot twice in the legs on the 4900 block of Catharine Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
The 27-year-old man is a cook at a nearby restaurant and as he was leaving work, he was shot and taken to the hospital, where he is currently in stable condition.
When police arrived at the crime scene, they noticed a trail of blood stretching an entire block that led to a 28 year-old-man who had been shot four times. The second 28-year-old man was taken to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition. He is also in custody for questioning.
The police are trying to piece together the two seemingly connected crime scenes and are checking surveillance footage in the area to help their investigation.
This investigation is still ongoing as police gather more evidence.
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