Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Manayunk, Pennsylvania

From the 6ABC.com of June 6, 2006
Teen, 77-Year-Old Exchange Gunfire

Police report a 77-year-old man and one of the teens that tried to rob him are both recovering from gunshot wounds this morning.

Officers tell Action News that the man was approached by 2 teens in the area of Righter Street and Dawson Street in Manayunk around 12:30 a.m.

When two juvenile suspects tried to rob the man at gunpoint, their intended target pulled out his own gun and shot one of the teens in the hand. The 77-year-old victim was also shot [sic] hand. He was taken to Roxborough Hospital. The 16-year-old suspect was treated at Jefferson Hospital.

The other juvenile fled the scene, according to police.

The teen that is in custody will be charged with robbery and other charges. Police say no charges have been filed against the elderly victim.

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