Police searching for suspect in East Germantown shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in East Germantown that left a man hospitalized in stable condition Monday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man was in the backyard of a home on Wister Street near Rodney Street just after 5 p.m. when he was shot once in the stomach, police said.

One of the man’s friends took him to Einstein Hospital, where police Chief Inspector Scott Small said he was listed in stable condition as of 6:30 p.m.

Police are unsure what led to the shooting, but have the identity of the man who dropped the victim off at the hospital and will soon interview him.

“A witness said the shooter was reaching over the fence and shooting at the male who was in the backyard,” Small said.

Police were searching for the suspect Monday night.