Man shot while walking to store in West Philadelphia

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Police are investigating after a man was shot while walking to the store in West Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police are investigating after a man was shot while walking to the store in West Philadelphia.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on the 5500 block of Vine Street.

Cherrise Clark struggles to make sense of the hail of gunfire she heard from her window.

Bullets intended for her son, whom she has identified as 22-year-old Shawn Clark.

"He was just going to the store. My son doesn't get in any trouble," said Cherrise Clark, mother

But trouble found him as he was leaving his grandmother's home.

"He was approached by we believe two males. We don't have a good description on neither one, but they walk up to him, they fire multiple times, they hit him one time in the stomach and one time in the hip," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker.

"Everybody started running. I was upstairs, I looked out the window, I didn't see nobody. So I came outside, and I saw my other grandson. He was running," said Shirley Clark, grandmother.

The shooting happened in broad daylight, just as a school around the corner was dismissing young students. And for that reason alone detectives believe someone saw something.

"To shoot someone in broad daylight on a major intersection where kids are playing is unacceptable behavior," said Lt. Walker. "People who live here should do the right thing and call our tip line and provide us with the information."

Police are going through surveillance video trying to track down who pulled the trigger. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives.
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