Business owner shot during robbery in Cobbs Creek

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Robbery is likely the motive in the shooting that ended with a business-owner critically injured in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia.

Police say a man in a hoodie shot the 50-year-old victim with an AK-47 at 54th and Delancey.

Investigators say the victim was washing his car when the suspect approached him.

The business owner tried to defend himself by spraying the suspect with a hose, but a struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the thigh.

Philadelphia Police Lt. Johnny Walker said, "The owner's business has been here for a while. Everybody knows who the gentleman is and this store has been here for a while so we definitely know this individual came here to commit a robbery."

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

The shooter remains on the loose.

Police say they're working on releasing video of the incident to find him.

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