Philadelphia carjacking: Victim shot even after giving up his car in Mantua, police say

The same suspect was apparently responsible for kidnapping someone else just a few blocks from the shooting.

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say a suspect is in custody after he shot a man in an attempted car theft in the Mantua section early Thursday morning.

It all started around 3:45 am on the 3900 block of Fairmount Avenue.

Police say the 66-year-old victim abandoned his car but the suspect shot him in the leg anyway.

The suspect then fled on foot.

About three blocks away, someone fitting the same description mugged another on 37th and Aspen Streets.

This time a white Lexus was stolen.

Police say the vehicle was later recovered at the 300 block of East Chelten Avenue in Germantown and the suspect was taken into custody.

The name of the detainee was not released.

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