2 Officers Attacked While Helping Shooting Victim: Police

By David Chang
|  Sunday, Feb 2, 2014  |  Updated 9:42 AM EDT
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Man Shot, Officers Assaulted Outside Lodge: Police

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Two police officers are recovering after investigators say they were attacked by a crowd while trying to help a shooting victim outside a lodge in Montgomery County.

Officials say there was a shooting around 2:45 a.m. on the 600 block of Walnut Street at the Montgomery Elks Lodge in Pottstown.

Two police officers arrived at the scene and immediately checked on the victim. As they were doing this, investigators say a crowd came out of the lodge and began to attack the officers.

Officials say a bystander as well as police officers from neighboring departments arrived to assist them.

Both Pottstown officers as well as the shooting victim were taken to local hospitals. Police have not yet revealed their conditions.

Chad Watson and Brooklyn Aiken, both of Pottstown, were taken into custody and charged with assaulting the officers.

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The suspect in the initial shooting is still on the loose however.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.
 

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