Gunman shoots man, barricades self in house in E. Germantown

Inquirer staff writer Troy Graham reports:

A gunman shot and critically wounded a man sitting in a minivan this morning before barricading himself in a house on the 800 block of Stafford Street in East Germantown, police said.

A standoff is underway with a SWAT team at the scene.

The victim, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was hit in the chest. The driver took the victim to Germantown Hospital from which he was transferred to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition, police said.