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Police investigating after man shot in leg near 23rd and Cherry

Police are investigating a shooting at 22nd and E Cherry late Thursday night that injured a 20-year-old man. Police were called to Swedish Cherry Hill just before midnight where staff told them the victim had been dropped off minutes earlier. A search for the suspect vehicle spread out across the area from 23rd and Cherry following the call but there were no arrests.

Man Shot In Calf Thursday Night
Written by Detective Patrick Michaud on January 9, 2015 10:27 am
A 20-year-old man was shot while walking through the Central District on Thursday night.
The victim was walking near 22 Avenue and East Cherry Street at 11:45 pm when he noticed a dark colored sedan following him. A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt got out of the car and started shooting at him. One bullet hit his leg. The victim still managed to run to a nearby gas station and dive into an occupied car. He pleaded for the driver to take him to a hospital.

The victim was dropped off at Swedish Cherry Hill Hospital with a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers responded to the scene and located shell casings that were place into evidence.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 911 and speak with officers.

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