A 27-year-old man was shot 16 times but managed to walk into a hospital that was over two miles away. When the man, who has not been identified, walked into the emergency room at Temple University Hospital, he was rushed into surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
Police say the man was shot in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood early Friday (October 25) morning but they do not know what sparked the shooting. Authorities are waiting for the victim to come out of surgery so they can interview him about what happened.
The man was shot five times on his right side, three times in his upper chest, two times in his left hip, once in his right shoulder, once in the right side of his neck, three times on his left forearm, and once on his right forearm.
Authorities said that it was a miracle he survived and was able to check himself into the emergency room.
"For him to be hit that many times throughout his body… even though he's critical, he's expected to survive," Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "That's pretty miraculous."