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WATCH: Man Shoots Gun Into North Philly Home

Police are searching for the suspect, who was caught on camera struggling to operate the weapon.

Philadelphia police are searching for a man who shot a gun into a North Philly home earlier this month.

Officials say the incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. on September 5th in the 200 block of West Thayer Street.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect exiting a vehicle before walking over to the front of a house and preparing to fire the gun. He then struggles to operate the weapon, appears to give up and walks away for a moment before returning to the home and shooting several times. The man eventually returns to the car, which drives away. 

A 33-year-old woman who was sitting inside the home called police after the gunshots. She told officials she looked out the window and saw a man enter a small red car that was last seen traveling north on 3rd Street.

The woman said her living room window had two bullet holes in it, according to police.

Officials described the suspect as a Black or Hispanic male with tattoos on his upper body. Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243/3244.

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