Man arrested in connection with Vernon Park shooting

 Germantown Deli has been singled out as a source of loitering in Vernon Park. The issue returned to the community forefront after a July 10 shooting nearby. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Germantown Deli has been singled out as a source of loitering in Vernon Park. The issue returned to the community forefront after a July 10 shooting nearby. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

A 21-year-old Germantown man was arrested and charged in connection with shooting a woman in the face after a July 10 verbal altercation at Vernon Park.

Kenneth Lyons of the 6100 block of Germantown Ave. was arrested a week after the incident and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and firearms offenses.

The charges stem from an incident in which a 34-year-old woman was shot in the face at the central Germantown park around 10:15 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim in the street near the front of the park. She was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition shortly thereafter.

The incident returned attention to ongoing concerns about loitering at the park.

Lyons, who currently faces burglary charges from a separate case according to court records, is slated for a Aug. 18 status hearing on both matters.

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