12-year-old among two shot in Lawncrest

Barely two days after the fam­ily of moth­er-son murder vic­tims gathered in­side a Lawn­crest church to plead for an end to loc­al vi­ol­ence, gun­shots wounded two more people just five blocks away.

This time, bul­lets struck a 12-year-old boy and 21-year-old man on the 500 block of Van Kirk St. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, of­ficers went to the scene at 9:08 p.m. in re­sponse to re­ports of a per­son with a gun. They found the boy in the street with a graze wound of the left thigh. He was taken to St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren and lis­ted in stable con­di­tion.

The 21-year-old was in­side the Pronto Pizza shop at 5809 Rising Sun Ave. He had an entry wound of the right up­per chest and exit wound of the up­per back. Po­lice took him to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter, where he was lis­ted in stable con­di­tion.

De­tect­ives are look­ing for two black males in their late teens in con­nec­tion with the as­sault. One wore all black cloth­ing and the oth­er wore cam­ou­flage. Po­lice did not re­lease in­form­a­tion about a pos­sible motive. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion.

On Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon about five blocks north of the shoot­ing scene, the fam­ily of Donna and Richard Muller gathered at St. Wil­li­am Church to ask for an end to vi­ol­ence and for in­form­a­tion to help po­lice identi­fy the per­son who shot the moth­er and son in­side their Stevens Street house on Jan. 19. ••

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