East Mount Airy shooting leaves one man dead, another hospitalized

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A 23-year-old man is dead and a 26-year-old man is clinging to life after a double shooting Friday night in East Mount Airy.

Shots rang out on Sharpnack Street between Chew Avenue and Musgrave Street about 8:34 p.m. and the unidentified 23-year-old victim was wounded in his head, chest, back and three times in his leg. The older victim was wounded in his chest and leg, police said.

Medics took both men to the Albert Einstein Medical Center, where the younger of the two victims was pronounced dead at 8:58 p.m. The surviving victim was listed in extremely critical condition as of 9 p.m.

The suspects fled in a green Mercury mini-van, which was stopped on Rosemary Lane near Emlen Street in West Mount Airy, police said.

A suspect was taken into custody and police were still searching for two others Friday night. Cops said the two other men were last seen heading toward the train tracks near Carpenter Lane and Quincy Street.

Police were unsure of the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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