Mayfair shooting leaves 20-year-old in critical condition; suspect seen talking with victim: Police

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20-year-old spoke with suspect just before Mayfair shooting: Police
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Police say surveillance video shows the suspect speaking with the victim before the shooting.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.

It happened around 11:53 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Gilham Street and Frankford Avenue.

Arriving police found the young man suffering from a gunshot wound to his stomach.

He was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he underwent surgery.

Police say the incident was captured on private surveillance cameras.

They say the video showed the victim speaking with the suspect before the shooting.

"We believe the victim and the shooter were engaged in a conversation just before the shooting took place. Whether or not the victim and shooter know each other, we're not sure, but they were clearly talking to each other just minutes before the shots were fired," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Three spent shell casings were found at the scene.

Police say the suspect fled in a dark-colored SUV.