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Hail of gunfire leaves man, 45, critically wounded

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A 45-year-old man was shot five times in his leg in Southwest Philadelphia, and was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night, police said.

Shots rang out around 7 p.m. on 60th Street near Greenway Avenue, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division. The victim and the suspect were involved in an argument which eventually escalated to gunfire, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. It was unclear what the two were arguing over Wednesday night.

Police were combing the scene for evidence Wednesday night and found six .40-caliber shell casings on the ground.

The victim was taken by private auto the Mercy Hospital and was listed in critical condition as of 7:30 p.m. He was transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylania, and police in the Southwest Detecrtive Division were interviewing the person who drove the victim to Mercy.

The suspect was described as a light skinned black man who is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, has a gray beard and was wearing a blue hoodie.

Two witnesses were taken to the Southwest Detective Division and no arrests were made.