Man shot during attempted robbery in Kensington

KENSINGTON (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are searching for three suspects who they say shot a man in the leg during attempted robbery in the city's Kensington section.

Police say the 31 year-old male victim was walking on the 3100 block of Jasper Street at 10 p.m. when he was approached by three men.

One suspect, who was armed with a handgun, demanded money.

When the victim tried to run away, the suspect fired one shot, striking the man in the left leg.

The trio then fled the scene in a silver Pontiac Aztec SUV.

The victim was transported to Temple Hospital in stable condition.

No items were taken during this incident.

Police describe the first suspect as a black male with a stocky build and beard. He was wearing an Army style cap, black leather jacket, dark pants, and black boots.

The second suspect is described as a black male with a thin build and beard. He was wearing glasses, light colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black & white sneakers.

The third suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion and beard. He was wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt with an emblem on the front, dark pants and shiny sneakers.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
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