Police: 400 pound gunman shoots victim 9 times in Upper Darby

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Investigators say they know who they're looking for. (WPVI)

Upper Darby police are searching for the suspect who shot at a man 28 times, striking him at least nine times.

The suspect seen in surveillance video is estimated to weigh more than 400 pounds.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood has a term reserved for suspects like him.

"I call somebody like this an urban terrorist. He blew this guy up pretty good, but I don't know how he didn't kill him," Chitwood said.

The shooting happened Sunday morning near the intersection of Marshall and Kent roads.

"There's no doubt he is the shooter. He is armed and he is dangerous," Chitwood said.

According to Chitwood, the victim was followed by the suspect.

Police say the victim was likely targeted.

The motive at this point is unknown.

"When you see the size of him he's not going to hide behind a rock. So he's a bad guy and we need to get him off the street," Chitwood said.

Anyone with information should contact police.

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