PHILADELPHIA — Police say a shooting guard in Philadelphia was shot Wednesday in the left leg during a confrontation that started when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people.
The shooting guard, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
“We’re very saddened by this tragic event and the loss of life,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in a statement Thursday.
“Our hearts go out to the victim and his family and friends.
We’re working to determine the identity of the shooter.”
Witnesses told police that a man wearing a mask opened fire at people in a crowded parking lot on the 2600 block of Franklin Avenue shortly before 1 p.m.
Wednesday, according to police.
The suspect, identified as Robert Allen Robinson, 22, fled in a gray, four-door sedan, police said.
The vehicle was found at a different location later that night and Robinson was arrested nearby, police spokeswoman Sarah Kroll said.
Philadelphia police released surveillance video of the suspect as the investigation was ongoing.