20-year-old shot in hand during E. Germantown home invasion

Just before midnight, three men forced their way into a North 21st Street home, forced a woman onto a couch and tied her up before robbing her 20-year-old son of $600 and shooting him in the hand.

Police described the home-invasion suspects as black men wearing ski masks who knocked on the front door of 6000 N. 21st St. at 11:58 p.m. Sunday. When the 49-year-old woman answered the door, they barrelled their way inside. One was in his 20s, another in his 30s and a third in his 40s, police said.

The woman was unhurt, but her son was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the left hand and released. The suspects fled on foot. Police in the 35th District are investigating. The home invasion occured within two blocks of a carjacking during which police killed a suspect the night before.

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