Police searching for gunman who shot man with assault rifle

Mike Dougherty
May 08, 2018 - 10:57 pm

Philadelphia Police Department

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have released chilling video of a struggle between a man washing his car and another man armed with a weapon resembling an AK-47 who shot him. 

Authorities are now searching for the gunman while the victim fights for his life. 

The victim was hosing down his car on 53rd Street at 1:30 p.m. May 5 when another man walked up carrying a rifle. Video shows the suspect pushing the victim around until the victim shot the suspect with the hose.

The gunman then pulled the trigger, striking the victim in the hip.

He was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

Lt. John Walker said they are working hard to find the shooter.

"We know he still has that gun and could potentially use it again against someone else in the community," he said.

Police want to hear from anyone who recognizes the gunman.

You can watch the video here