Suspects at large after violent carjacking in Southwest Philadelphia

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A 31-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in a violent carjacking in Southwest Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police are searching for two suspects after a violent carjacking in Southwest Philadelphia that left a 31-year-old man critically wounded.

It happened just before 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Police say the 31-year-old victim and a 27-year-old man were in the victim's 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix at 60th Street near Woodland Avenue when one of the suspects tapped on the window and asked the men to get out of the car and talk.

The victim and suspect began fighting, and that's when the shots were fired.

"We know at least seven shots were fired from a semiautomatic weapon," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "We found seven spent shell casings on the highway where the victim's body was found."

The victim was shot in the thighs and torso. The suspects fled in the Pontiac.

Officers arriving at the scene rushed the victim to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

He was said to be in critical but stable condition.

A short time later police located the stolen Pontiac at 59th Street and Chester Avenue, about five blocks from the shooting scene.

They were working to obtain surveillance video from several cameras in the area.

Stay with Action News and for more information as it becomes available.
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