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Man, 29, wounded in East Germantown shooting

Police have one alleged shooter in custody after a shooting in East Germantown landed a 29-year-old man in the hospital Tuesday evening.

Man, 29, wounded in East Germantown shooting

Police have one alleged shooter in custody after a shooting in East Germantown landed a 29-year-old man in the hospital Tuesday evening.

The shooting took place at 6:52 p.m. on Ashmead Street near Rubicam, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Two men shot 10 bullets at the victim, hitting him once in the left thigh. The victim is in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. 

Small said that one man matching the description of one of the suspects was taken into custody after he was caught at Penn and Belfield streets carrying a gun that appeared to match the shell casings at the scene of the shooting.

Police said they have one witness and are unsure what motivated the shooting, but looking into the possibility that an earlier robbery may be connected. The victim was not cooperating with investigators, police said.

Both shooting suspects were described as men between 6 feet and 6 feet 2, one wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts and the other wearing a white sweat suit and red baseball cap. They fled east on Ashmead from the scene of the shooting, Small said. It was unclear which suspect police had in custody.

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