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Police investigating after man is shot in the leg in Reading

Published On: Oct 22 2013 10:33:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 23 2013 12:53:15 PM EDT

Police are investigating after they say a 22 year-old man was shot in the leg in Reading.


Police are investigating the shooting of a 22-year-old man on a playground in Reading.

The gunfire erupted at the 2nd and Oley Playground in the 600 block of North 2nd Street around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim was sitting in the park when he was approached by two men and a woman, police said.


They began to argue, and that's when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the lower part of one of his legs, said police.

The victim was transported to a hospital with what police described as a non-life-threatening injury.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.