Man shot, critically hurt during fight in Center City, police say

Investigators believe he got into an argument with people inside a nearby car
The scene near the corner of South 20th and Sansom streets where a shooting happened Wednesday night. Photo credit Nina Baratti/KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man was shot and critically hurt Wednesday night at an intersection in the Rittenhouse section of Center City.

Police say that at about 7 p.m., a 41-year-old man was near the corner of South 20th and Sansom streets when, they believe, he got into an argument with people inside a passing gray car.

Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker says he may have been intoxicated.

"He begins punching into the open window. Not sure if he strikes the person in the car,” said Walker. “But the person in the car fires at least one shot, striking him in the stomach."

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Walker called it an isolated incident.