His Wallet Saved His Butt

by Melissa Bailey | May 19, 2009 2:36 PM | | Comments (1)

A 47-year-old man escaped injury Monday night when his wallet stopped a bullet before it pierced his body.

Two teenagers weren’t so lucky.

All three were victims of a shooting in the Dwight-Kensington area Monday evening. Five to six shots were fired at 7:02 p.m. at Edgewood Avenue and Kensington Street, according to police.

Three victims apparently scattered when the shots were fired. They were later found at three different locations.

A 19-year-old was found at 188 Edgewood Ave. with a gunshot wound to his back. He remains in serious condition, police said. An 18-year-old of Pardee Street was shot in his wrist. He was found at 307 Winthrop Ave. The man with the bullet-proof wallet was found on Howe Street.

One of the victims described the shooting as a drive-by. Police are still hunting for the shooter(s).

Grocery Store Robbed

Someone broke into the Corner Grocery Store at 195 Lloyd St. overnight Monday into Tuesday. No word on what was stolen.

For block-by-block year-to-date crime info, and daily crime maps, check the Independent’s crime log.

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Posted by: robn | May 19, 2009 7:59 PM

I guess thats the end of that.

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