Philadelphia police are investigating an attempted carjacking in Old City early Monday morning that ended in gunfire.
Investigators said the victim, a 23-year-old man, shortly before 2 a.m. left a bar and walked toward his Jeep parked near Second and Walnut streets.
There, he was allegedly approached by several men who demanded he give up the keys to the vehicle.
Authorities said the man struggled with his attackers and attempted to run away.
But the men allegedly caught up with the victim, pistol-whipped him and shot him once in the left side of the chest.
Police said the assailants then fled empty-handed.
The victim was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was placed in critical condition Monday.
No arrests have yet been made.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call 911, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out this online form.