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Man wounded in early-morning Reading shooting

Reading police announced Sunday that they are investigating an early-morning shooting.

Police gave this account:

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a 37-year-old male arrived at Reading Hospital with a gunshot wound. A security guard at a bar in downtown Reading, he was shot in the back as he was getting into his car. While driving himself to the hospital, he crashed his car at Fifth Avenue and Spruce Street in West Reading and walked the rest of the way. He was alert and talking at the hospital.

Investigators believe the shooter may have been someone the victim threw out of the bar earlier.

Anyone with information is requested to contact RPD at 610-655-6116 or Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line, 877-373-9913. Tips can also be sent via text, using the keyword “alert berks,” to 847411. Crime Alert will pay a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

Source: Berkshire mont

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