Man gets shot 15 times then drives himself to the hospital: 'That's pretty miraculous'
Police in Philadelphia were stunned after learning that a man who was shot 15 times drove himself to the hospital for help, WPVI-TV reported.
The shooting, which occurred early Friday morning, left a total of 23 shell casings at the crime scene. Just as police were investigating the shooting, they received a call from the nearby Temple University Hospital, which said a 27-year-old man had just walked into their emergency room with gunshot wounds.
It turned out the unnamed victim, who spent the morning undergoing surgery but is expected to survive, had managed to get into his car and drive more than two miles to the hospital. He was even able to walk himself into the emergency room's entrance, police said.
"For him to be hit that many times throughout his body, even though he is critical and is expected to survive, and he walked into the hospital ... that's pretty miraculous," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told WPVI.
There are currently no suspects in the case, and police have said they are examining surveillance footage for more information. The victim is now recovering from surgery. However, he was still in critical condition as of Friday morning.
If the man recovers, his miraculous survival will be the latest among victims who have been shot numerous times.
Last month, a photographer in Phoenix, Ariz., survived being shot nine times while live streaming on Facebook at a local park. In 2014, a 35-year-old Ohio man managed to survive 14 bullet wounds, after his girlfriend drove him to the hospital in time to get help.