A Philadelphia parking enforcement officer narrowly survived an apparent execution attempt when a suspect shot him on a sidewalk at point-blank range last week, according to reports.
The shocking incident unfolded just before 4 p.m. on Friday in the City of Brotherly Love.
The victim, a 37-year-old employee of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, was walking along busy Orthodox Street in the Frankford section of the city before being ambushed, CBS reports.
Surveillance footage of what transpired has been released and shared on social media.
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The victim can be seen approaching a parked vehicle as a passenger exits.
Suddenly, the suspect strolls up behind the officer, pulls a firearm, and discharges it at the man’s head.
The wounded man slumps to the ground and the suspect flees the scene, leaving him for dead.
The shocked passenger can also be seen running away in terror.
Incredibly, the victim survived after being rushed to hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his ear and shoulder.
“We believe he was the intended target,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Frank Vanore.
“We have some witnesses saying a car pulled up, shots were fired, and then a car pulled away.”
Authorities are still seeking the suspect, according to the latest available updates at the time of this writing.
Infowars has been reporting on the surge of crime in Philadelphia and other major U.S. cities.
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