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Knock at the Door Leads to Being Shot in the Face



    A 39-year-old man was shot in Sharon Hill, Pa. after answering a knock at the front door of his sister's home. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014)

    A man was shot in the face after answering a late-night knock at the door, according to police.

    Police were called to the unit block of Foster Street in Sharon Hill, Pa. around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Sharon Hill Police Chief Bob Tinsley said the 39-year-old man was visiting his sister’s house when a group of people came to the door.

    “There was a knock at the door… the victim in this case answered the door,” said Tinsley. “He had some kind of verbal confrontation with another individual. From what we are understanding the confrontation may have gotten a little argumentative and shortly after that the victim was shot by the suspect.”

    The victim was conscious when police arrived a short time later. He was rushed to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania where he underwent surgery Wednesday morning for what police call a non-life-threatening injury.

    Police said five to six people were in the home at the time -- one in the room where the shooting happened.

    Tinsley said police were working under the assumption that the victim knew his attacker.

    Police said they were looking for three people of interest in the case.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Sharon Hill Police.