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Man critically injured in South Philly shooting, car crash

A 29-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was shot eight times in South Philly Thursday night, police said.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said that just before 8 p.m., four or five men shot 28 9mm bullets into the victim's Chevy Impala as he was traveling eastbound on Snyder Avenue near Croskey.

Small said that police found the victim slumped over in his car after hitting a house and a telephone pole on Croskey. Police rushed the victim to the the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is in extremely critical condition. The victim was shot twice in the head, twice in the back, twice in the right arm, once in the leg and once in the groin.

Small said the victim appeared to be the intended target and the shooters "attempted to assassinate" him.

He said that suspects were seen running south on 22nd from Snyder. Police have two witnesses at South Detective Division and are looking for more.

Two houses were hit by gunfire during the shooting and Licenses and Inspection was called because of damage done to a building by the victim's car.