Teen shot during day-long East Germantown neighborhood beef

A 16-year-old East Germantown youth was shot in the arm when he got caught in the crossfire of an hours-long neighborhood beef between two groups of residents.

Police said it started around 12 p.m. Thursday when two women got into a “disturbance” on the 6200 block of W. Wister St. A woman from nearby Beechwood Street said a woman from Wister Street pointed a gun at her, so she called the police.

It ended up being a BB gun, but the victim went to Northwest Detectives to file a report. When she returned home, the other woman was waiting outside the victim’s home with a group of people, police said. A large fight resulted, but people scattered when police were called.

Around 11:30 p.m, the woman from Beechwood Street returned to Wister to speak with a 39-year-old man with whom the woman who pointed the gun lived “to squash” the beef. After about 10 minutes, he went into the house, allegedly got a gun, fired four shots and ran back inside, police said.

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One of those bullets struck the victim’s nephew in the arm. He was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Friday morning.

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