Sunday, May 24, 2015

Kensington man recovering after shooting

Police are trying to piece together how a Kensington man was shot four times tonight down the block from where he lives.

Kensington man recovering after shooting

Police are trying to piece together how a Kensington man was shot four times tonight down the block from where he lives.

That victim, 19, was hit twice in his back and twice in his right forearm just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of G and Willard Streets in Kensington, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Officers from the 24th District found the man inside his home on Willard near F Street and took him to Temple University Hospital, initially in critical condition. He's now "expected to survive" after undergoing treatment, Small said.

He told investigators that he was shot as he was exiting a corner store at G and Willard. However, that store was closed at the time of the shooting, Small said.

"He's not being very cooperative," Small said. "We're not sure if his story is 100 percent true."

Further complicating matters is the lack of ballistic evidence at the reported site of the shooting, according to Small.

There is no information on a motive, but the victim described the shooter as a man with facial hair that wore a dark-colored hoodie during the attack.

Witnesses told police they heard the gunshots near that intersection and saw a man running from the scene east on Madison Street near G, about a block away.

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