Shooting reported near Health Sciences Campus

An unidentified male shot a 24-year-old man in the calf and thigh while he was walking West on Westmoreland Street from Germantown Avenue near the Health Sciences Campus at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Temple Police said.

A TU Alert was issued about 1:30 a.m. cautioning students to stay away from the 1300 block of West Westmoreland Street.

Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said the victim could not give a description of the offender or where they ran to. He added the victim was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Leone said the victim has had several run-ins with Temple Police for the past three years for disturbances around the hospital, like fighting and other incidents of assault.

“I believe he puts himself at risk wandering the streets late at night,” Leone said.

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