Northeast Times

Two wounded in playground shooting

Two men were crit­ic­ally wounded in a shoot­ing at Lower May­fair Play­ground on Fri­day night.

The gun­fire erup­ted at 9:05 p.m. near a roller hockey rink at the play­ground, which is on the 3000 block of Levick St. ad­ja­cent to the Eth­an Al­len School. Po­lice ar­rived to find a 20-year-old ly­ing on the ground with a single wound of the left chest. An of­ficer took him to Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in crit­ic­al con­di­tion. Of­ficers also re­covered a re­volver at the scene.

A short time later, the second vic­tim, 21, showed up at Naz­areth Hos­pit­al in a private vehicle with crit­ic­al wounds of the ab­do­men and both thighs. He was trans­ferred by heli­copter to Temple.

Po­lice did not re­lease the names of the vic­tims. A po­lice su­per­visor at the scene re­portedly said that wit­nesses de­scribed a fight that pre­cip­it­ated the shoot­ing. An un­der­ly­ing motive is not known. ••

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