PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police in North Philadelphia are looking to identify a suspect who shot a man during an afternoon carjacking.

According to the police, the crime took place on December 1 at around 2:30 p.m.

The victim, a 33-year-old man, left his car running in the 1400 block of West Susquehanna Avenue to go into a store. When he got out, an unknown man was getting into the car.

“I left my car running, which is my fault. And when I finished at the store, I turned around and I looked around and I saw a guy in my driver’s side window reaching inside,” Jerry Holloman said.

Police said when the victim confronted the man, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim. The victim was able to escape.

“I just heard gunshots behind me, so I knew I made the right decision to take off and run,” Hollaman said.

The suspect left in a vehicle that was recovered by police.

“By the grace of God I am still here. So that’s the only thing I can be thankful for. I feel like that day I was blessed to still be alive, to still be able to come to work and be able to talk to you guys today,” Hollaman said.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video and was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt, blue puffer coat, blue jeans with ripped knees and two-tone sneakers. He was armed with a silver-colored semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the police.

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