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Jailed Pennsylvania Man Shot Friend Who Texted Woman: Police

Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man jailed on charges he wounded his long-time friend did so because the victim had been texting the suspect's girlfriend.

Reading police say 22-year-old Daniel Santiago-Rivera was upset because Luis Omar Encarnacion-Rivera has been sending the woman texts asking her to date him instead.

Police say Santiago-Rivera shot the victim about 1 p.m. Sunday. Police say the victim told them Santiago-Rivera was the shooter.

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Police say the suspect hid the weapon, then told his parents he shot the victim. They urged him to surrender.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Santiago-Rivera, who faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 16 on charges including attempted homicide. He remained in the Berks County jail Tuesday.

The victim's condition wasn't immediately available.

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