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Police investigating shooting in Allentown

Police investigating shooting in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police responded to a shooting in the city Monday night.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of Sixth and Washington streets.

Behind a home at 622 Washington Street, a man in his 20s was shot in the torso, according to police. He was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. 

The alleged shooter went back into the home. 

Police surrounded the home and sealed off the surrounding block with crime scene tape, according to a 69 News crew. 

Police said the alleged shooter exited the home and surrendered to authorities. 

According to police, the incident may have began as a dispute over child custody. 

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