Cook shot leaving work in West Philadelphia, 2nd man found critically injured nearby

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are trying to piece together two seemingly connected crime scenes in West Philadelphia.

A 27-year-old cook was shot twice in the leg as he left work at a restaurant on the 4900 block of Catharine Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

When police arrived, they noticed a blood trail stretching a full block.

That led officers to a 28-year-old man who had been shot four times.

Police say they found a gun near him.

He was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition.

The 28-year-old is also in custody for questioning.

Police are checking area surveillance cameras for help in their investigation.
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