Three men shot in East Germantown playground

blood on pavement
Blood spatters the pavement outside a playground where three men were shot Thursday night. (Morgan Zalot/Daily News Staff Writer)

A man climbed up on the bleachers at a playground in East Germantown Thursday night and opened fire, wounding three people, police said.

Cops were called to the playground at Wister Recreation Center, on Baynton Street near Wister Avenue, at 9:45 p.m., Chief Inspector Scott Small said. There, they found three men suffering gunshot wounds.

The first, an 18-year-old, was hit once in the upper right leg, the second, a 23-year-old, was wounded in the left calf and left foot and the third, 29, was hit in the left shoulder, Small said. All were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a man in his 20s who wore a white T-shirt and gray shorts and fled the scene on foot.

Police said there were other people at the playground at the time of the shooting. One witness was taken to Northwest Detectives to be interviewed.

Six .40-caliber shell casings, bullet fragments and a trail of blood spatters marked the basketball court where the men were shot.

Police remained at the scene investigating around 11:30 p.m.

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