NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A man is in the hospital Wednesday morning after being shot in his garage.
Police say the victim was inside his North Philly home on the 1600 block of North 21st Street when he smelled gasoline. The man reportedly went to his garage to investigate and noticed gas poured on the garage door and pavement. He also saw a gas can.
Then he reportedly heard gunfire, and realized he was shot.
39yr old tenant of artist loft bldg 21st&Turner St already back home from hospital after shot 4am. Bullet went thru back of leg. Says he smelled gas went downstairs&saw guy with gas can then heard gunshots&realized he was hit. Gas poured on both doors but not lit @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/OC3EMpcvBJ— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) May 23, 2018
The victim was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital for treatment and has since been released.
Police say the building he lives in houses a number of city artists and musicians.
This is an ongoing investigation.