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17-year-old shot in hand; Pottstown police investigating

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - A Pottstown teenager was shot in the hand and police say she was not the intended target. 

Officers responded to the area of Chestnut and Washington streets around 12:35 a.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting. 

Police say a 17-year-old girl was shot in the hand. However, she left the scene before officers arrived and went to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to police. Her injury is not life threatening. 

Police say that evidence indicated several rounds had been fired. Further investigation showed there were a number of people at the intersection both on foot and in vehicles, according to police. 

Police have not yet determined a motive in the shooting. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pottstown Police Detective Division at 610-970-6570.


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