Man Shot in Back in Lawncrest; Female in Custody

A female is in police custody after a man was shot in the back in Northeast Philadelphia late Monday night.

The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Howland Street in the city’s Lawncrest section.

Police say they were called to the scene after neighbors called 911 after hearing several gunshots.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 28-year-old male on the street. He was shot in the back and the bullet exited his chest, police said.

He was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he’s listed in critical condition.

Investigators say a 37-year-old female known to the shooting victim is in police custody.

A motive in the shooting remains under investigation.

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