Police take young man into custody at gunpoint after shooting

15 y/o shot & suspect under arrest

A Philadelphia Police officer draws his weapon while taking a young man into custody following a shooting Sunday afternoon in East Germantown. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Philadelphia Police officers made a gunpoint arrest after a 15-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon outside of a corner store at Musgrave Street and Washington Lane in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia.

According to police, the victim was arguing with three men outside the Estevez Grocery Store when one of the men opened fire, striking the teen once in the left side of his chest. Police said the victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center in a personal car and was listed in extremely critical condition.

After reviewing video tapes of the shooting police spotted two possible suspects, according to a police source. One person was taken into custody at gunpoint as neighbors watched E. Tulpehocken Street and McMahon Street.

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Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek

Police say the victim was shot once in the chest, according to CBS3Philly.com reported that he was listed in extremely critical condition Sunday evening.

Law enforcement sources told NBC10 that police have two suspects in custody but are searching for a third. According to 6ABC, police say they believe the two arrested were involved in the fight but they are not sure who actually pulled the trigger.

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