Shooting victim arrested for possession of handgun

A 19-year-old man was found shot and crit­ic­ally wounded late Thursday near Cottman Av­en­ue and the Roosevelt Boulevard, po­lice said Fri­day.

Of­ficers called to the area at 10:40 p.m. found the vic­tim in a drive­way be­hind homes on Revere Street with a gun­shot wound.

He was taken to Aria Health’s Tor­res­dale cam­pus, where he was lis­ted in crit­ic­al con­di­tion, po­lice said.

No one was ar­res­ted for the shoot­ing, but the vic­tim was placed un­der ar­rest be­cause he had a hand­gun on him when found, po­lice said. An in­vest­ig­a­tion is con­tinu­ing.

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