Fight over woman may have led to shooting, police say

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Police say a driver opened fire on a 54-year-old man sitting on steps in North Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. at a house near the intersection of 19th and West Berks Streets.

According to police, the man was sitting on the front steps when a driver opened fire, striking him in the thigh and calf.

The shooter and the victim may have known each other and could have been fighting over a woman, officials say.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Police are investigating.

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