NORTH PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - A U-Haul driver came to the rescue for a 24-year-old man who was critically injured in a North Philadelphia shooting overnight.
Just after 1:30 a.m., officers responded to Germantown Avenue and Broad Street for a reported shooting, but couldn't find a victim. Instead, they were met with bullet fragments, blood and bullet holes in nearby buildings and a parked car.
Police say the victim was shot in both arms, back and chest before he was discovered on the ground by the U-Haul driver.
My vote for Philadelphia Citizen of Month,what Brotherly Love is all about. Sees man,24,lying on ground shot many times. He stops his U-Haul van,picks him up,puts him in&races to Temple Emergency entrance. Detective “he doesn’t know him, he saved his life.” @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/4rLLNjIczN— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 5, 2019
U-Haul van driver saw man shot many times at Broad Street&Germantown Avenue picked him up,put him in his U-Haul van and sped into the Temple Hospital emergency room saving 24yr old man’s life he was shot in back chest stomach&both arms. saw something DID Something @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/hxl3LqBA23— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 5, 2019
The good Samaritan drove the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he is listed in extremely critical condition.
Real-time crime camera footage reportedly captured an initial fight between three suspects and the victim.
No further information has been released at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation. Noa rrests have been made at this time.