PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 37-year-old man has been arrested Thursday after a shootout in Philadelphia’s Kingsessing section, police say. It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday on the 5500 block of Greenway Avenue.
The gunbattle involved two men, according to officials.READ MORE: Mayor Kenney Signs Bill To Lower City's Wage Tax, Giving Very Small Boost To Paychecks
Police say a 44-year-old man arriving home found a 37-year-old man coming out of his house carrying bags. The 44-year-old man told police a confrontation happened with man, which led the 37-year-old to pull out his firearm.
According to police, the 44-year-old man returned fire. A gun battle ensued with the two men firing a combined 28 times. Sources say the man may have been the boyfriend of the shooter’s wife.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the 44-year-old man in front of a silver pickup truck. Police recovered a black Glock 17/9mm handgun from the man, but he claims he owns it. They also found three magazines.READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fire, Building Collapse That Killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson
About an hour later, police received information about the 37-year-old showing up at a local hospital in a private vehicle. He was shot in his right shoulder and both of his feet, police say.
Once police arrived at the hospital, they arrested the 37-year-old and recovered a weapon.
Two houses on the block were hit by gunfire, but no one inside those homes was injured.MORE NEWS: Signs, Strike Pay Signup As Union Representing Atlantic City Casino Workers Readies For Casino Walkout
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