PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a beer store owner is charged after he shot a teenager who was allegedly vandalizing his store.
The shooting happened on Monday, May 1 on the 800 block of Sanger Street in Northeast Philadelphia.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Crash Leaves Young Girl Dead; Sister, Mother Injured
The store owner told police the teen came into his store and the two got into an argument. He said the teen then returned to the store with a friend, and the two began to vandalize the store.
Authorities say the store owner said he followed the two males out of the store and fired a shot into the air.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. To Announce Major Boardwalk Rehabilitation Funding, Other Upcoming Projects
The teen suffered gunshot wounds to both of his hands and was taken to Jeanes Hospital.
Police say the victim told authorities he was inside the store when an argument ensued, and the store owner pointed a gun at him. He claims he left the store with his friend, and the owner chased him to an alleyway and fired the gun, striking him.
Officers say they recovered a handgun from that location.MORE NEWS: House Votes Against Taking Up Gun Bill After Texas Killings
As a result, police have charged 26-year-old Hanglong Ing from Mayfair with: Aggravated Assault, Violation of the Uniform Firearm Act-No License, Possession of Instrument of a Crime, Violation of the Uniform Firearm Act-On Streets, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.