Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Man shot in Kensington, critically wounded

Police are investigating a shooting in Kensington Monday night that left a man critically wounded.

Man shot in Kensington, critically wounded


Police are investigating a shooting in Kensington that left a man clinging to life at Temple University Hospital Monday night.

Two men were shooting at each other on B Street near Cambria around 9:15 p.m., said Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman.

A 23-year-old man was wounded five times, she said. Police took him to the hospital and he was listed in extremely critical condition as of 9:30 p.m.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said the man was wounded in his neck, twice in his chest, in his arm and leg. Police do not expect the man to survive.

Undercover officers in the 24th District who were patrolling the area heard the shots being fired and arrived on the scene soon after. Police found 10 shell casings there.  

Small said the shooting appears to have stemmed from a large fight, however cops were unsure Monday night what the dispute was about.

Three people were taken into custody — a man and woman who ran into a house on the 2900 block of B Street, and a man who tried fleeing the scene in a pickup truck. 

“We’re not sure if they’re suspects because they were all running from the scene when it happened,” Small said.

However, police found a semi-automatic handgun inside the house the unidentified man and woman ran inside of.

All three were being interviewed at the East Detective Division around 10:45 p.m.

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