Monday, August 31, 2015

Police: Man, 18, shot in the face during robbery gone wrong in East Germantown

A robbery gone awry left an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the face in East Germantown early Monday night.

Police: Man, 18, shot in the face during robbery gone wrong in East Germantown

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A robbery gone awry left an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the face in East Germantown early Monday night.

The victim and another man were in a parked car on Norwood Street near Church Lane around 5:30 p.m. when the gunman approached the driver's side window and demanded their money, police said.

The victim and the other man gave the gunman their cell phones and credit cards, and the driver of the car attempted to get away when the gunman opened fire, letting off at least seven shots at the car, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The car's back window was completely shot out, several bullets hit the trunk, and one found the left side of the 18-year-old's face.

The other man who was in the car drove the wounded man to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Small said he was expected to survive his wounds.

Police did not have a description of the gunman in the immediate aftermath of the shooting and said no arrests had been made as of 9 p.m.

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