A 21-year-old man is lucky to be alive today after cops say he was shot at 59th and Spruce streets.

The Philadelphia Police Department said that on Dec. 27, they dispatched officers to that West Philly intersection. Officers were responding to reports of a person with a gun. Authorities said that when they arrived, they found a 21-year-old man laying in the street with a gunshot wound to his left buttocks.

The young man was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and listed in critical condition.

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Cops described the primary suspect as a heavyset black male, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and wearing a black puffy vest with black long sleeves underneath, red pants and bright red sneakers. Authorities added that they believe the suspect is armed with a handgun.

The suspect was reportedly with a woman and a man on a crutch at the time of the incident.

Citizens with information are encouraged to contact police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or via text to PPDTIP (773847). Tips may also be left online.