A South Philadelphia man told police armed thugs kidnapped, robbed and shot him after he left the SugarHouse Casino late last night with his winnings. But police now believe he's lying and are investigating the incident as a drug-related shooting, a police spokeswoman said.

The 38-year-old man, whose name wasn't released, was shot multiple times in the neck, buttocks and lower leg on Springfield Avenue near 49th Street in Southwest Philadelphia around 10 p.m., Officer Jillian Russell said. He is recovering at Aria Health's Torresdale campus.

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