PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Police were on the scene of a shooting on the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue in the city's Mayfair section Tuesday.
After hours of questioning at Northeast Detectives Tuesday night, the father of the 38-year-old old shooting victim was released pending further investigation into a bizarre incident in Mayfair that rattled the neighborhood.
“There was some kind of disagreement or argument and it became violent. A shot was fired," said Northeast Detectives Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum.
It was just after 1 p.m.Tuesday afternoon when that gunshot rang out on the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue. Investigators say the father told police he was trying to get the gun away from his son and he shot him.
12- year-old Thomas Norris and his friends were just a block away when they heard the shot.
"We thought it was a firecracker. Then we heard a guy screaming, we looked down the street. The guy was holding his stomach," Thomas explained.
Thomas called 9-1-1. A police officer who lives on the block also heard the shot and came out to find the victim on the ground bleeding heavily. He fell next to his father's pickup truck. Seconds later, police say they arrested the victim's father and recovered a revolver.
The victim is in stable condition. Police say the father has a license to carry the gun and it is registered to him.