Victim speaks after injury by stray bullet while watching TV inside Philly home

"Gun violence is not where it's at, at all," said the victim.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia that left one man injured while inside his home.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on the 200 block of N. 62nd Street.

Police say the man was shot while in bed watching TV with his girlfriend.

The bullet that injured the man came from across the street, according to police.

The victim, who wants to remain anonymous, now has his arm in a sling this Christmas Eve, and it will be for the foreseeable future.

He says his road to recovery will take quite a bit of time.

"Broken bones and two bullets in the back," said the victim. "I was in night clothes, watching TV in slippers. Just minding my business."

The victim's window shows where the bullet first pierced the screen and then the window itself in another spot.

He says he's not from Philadelphia but has never seen such violence as he has here before.

"I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri man, where the Bloods and Crips come from. This here, it's even crazy to me, they're dying over colors down there, but over here, it's just reckless nonsense, violence," he said.

With the homicide record being set in the city this year, he hopes 2022 can be different.

"People just need to practice more love. Be better towards each other. Put these guns down and try to get themselves together. Gun violence is not where it's at, at all," he added.

Authorities say 11 rifle rounds were found across the street from the residence.

There have been no arrests at this time.

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