A 39-year-old man was recovering from a gunshot wound Wednesday night after police say he was shot during a robbery in North Philadelphia.
The man was walking east on Brown Street near 9th around 8:30 p.m. when two men, one armed with a black revolver, stopped him and pointed the gun at him, cops said. They then went through the victim's pockets and shot him once in the top of the right shoulder and fled west on Brown Street.
Prescription bags dropped by the victim and the victim's sunglasses marked the scene on Brown where the man was shot, cops said, and he was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition.
Cops later arrested a man they believe is one of the robbers on 7th Street near Fairmount Avenue, and the victim positively identified him, authorities said. Police did not recover the gun or any of the victim's possessions, however, and it was unclear what was taken from the man during the robbery.
The robber who remained on the loose Wednesday night was described by police as a black man between 18 and 26 with a medium complexion who's 5 feet 10 and wore a black shirt and black pants. He was last seen westbound on Brown from the scene.