Abington Confrontation Over Debt Results In Two People Shot
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NORTH HILLS, Pa. (CBS) – Two men were shot and a third struck by the handle of an axe during an argument in North Hills Wednesday night.
At around 9:30 p.m., 57-year-old John Razzi, 48-year-old Michael Razzi and 44-year-old Joseph Turco went to a business at 3009 Mt. Carmel Avenue to confront two men about a debt. Investigators say Razzi was armed with a bat or an axe handle, while Turco was in possession of an electronic stun gun.
When the three showed up at the site of the business, they found the owners, Christopher Green and John Green, working on a car on the property.
A physical fight ensued, and in the midst of it, John Green was struck with the axe handle. Christopher Green, who was armed with a handgun, fired two shots, one of which struck Michael Razzi in the leg. During the struggle, John Green got possession of the gun and proceeded to shoot John Razzi in the leg.
Both Michael and John Razzi were transported to Abington Memorial Hospital with shots to the leg, where they are currently being treated.
John Green was treated and released from Abington for the injury to his arm.
Police confirmed that Christopher Green had a valid permit for the firearm. An investigation regarding criminal charges is underway.