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Suspect arrested after police witness North Philadelphia shooting

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Philadelphia Police officers from the 39th District on routine patrol witness a shooting overnight.

The officers were driving down 2800 block of Lehigh Avenue near the Widener Library around 1:00 a.m. when a man opened fire on another man striking him once in the stomach.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The shooter tried to get in his car and flee the scene but was quickly apprehended by police, who also recovered a handgun in the car.

Police have not released the suspect's name, but say he is facing numerous charges

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